Hobbies in quarantine

Knife making can be a fun and rewarding hobby. It has a very low cost entry point – you can get started with the basic tools any moderately handy person will have in their shop.

Someone gave me a rack of deer antlers they found in the woods a couple of weeks ago and I used it to make this knife.

Damascus steel blade with deer antler handle.

The blade is cable Damascus I forged a while back from a piece of steel cable. The bolster is brass and leather.

Fun Fridays

I like making up humorous posts when I’m up early with a coffee, when it’s still too early in the morning to start hammering on steel…at least, not if I don’t want to wake up the whole neighbourhood. And I like most of my neighbours, so I try to keep the peace. Here’s something I made early one morning not too long ago. It came to me after paying some bills and it made my wife laugh.

Financial equality

We’re Under Construction…

Welcome to my new website and thanks for visiting.

Blue Moose Forge

Blue Moose Forge has been around for about 4 years, but the website is new.

I’m a Canadian knife maker in Brantford, Ontario. Building websites is very different from building a knife, but I used to be a computer programmer in a previous life, before taking up knife making. So it’s not so tough. Actually, building knives by hand is much tougher than this techy-nerdy website building.

I’ve been making knives for almost 4 years, and thought it was time for a website. I just started on it this past weekend…and it will be a few more days before it’s done.

Over the next few days I’ll update the galleries with new knife photo’s, product specifications and flesh out ‘Our Story’.

Please have a look around and let me know what you think.