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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Deer Mountain Forge

(Photo courtesy of Craig Barr)
Craig Barr, owner of Deer Mountain Forge, spent some time talking with me yesterday evening about his damascus billets, his amazing tomahawks, and other miscellany related to the "heat and beat" method of knife and tool manufacture.

I first found Craig while searching for tomahawks on eBay. He's got a store here and currently has several Carbon Steel and damascus tomahawk heads listed. After a series of emails back and forth I've finally tossed down a bid on one of his 'hawk heads and hope to get it or one like it.

The nature of the forging business allows for slight variation which means you can most likely find something that suits you from the various models Craig makes. He's got heads that are longer, shorter, heavier, lighter, have longer cutting edges, and shorter cutting edges. Heck, he's got spike polls and hammer polls too.

Looking through his website it appears he makes (or has made) knives also. He's also had his damascus billets turned into award-winning knives.

Check out his eBay store and you'll see just why I think Craig is worth giving a look. I hope to give you a 'hawk evaluation within the next couple of weeks. Wish me luck.

Thanks for reading,


B

1 Comments:

At 9:10 PM, Anonymous ster91b said...

I got one of other types looks pretty cool. Thanks for the tip.

 

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