Chefs knife Giveaway!

Last year I raffled off a chefs knife. To enter, all you had to do was purchase a Heartwood Forge t-shirt. Keeping track of the orders was a lot of work but it was also a lot of fun. And I'm doing it again. This year, Lee convinced me to print a ladies shirt and we've added that to the available line up.


The knife up for grabs is a hand forged chefs knife (pictured above) made from part of an antique lumber mill saw I recovered outside of Asheville, NC. The steel tested as 1095 which is one of my personal favorites to use in the shop and in the kitchen. The handle is a simple western styled full tang, dressed in bloodwood. 

  • 12" over all length
  • 7 1/4" blade length
  • 150 grams


Purchase a new ladies tank or the smith hammered tee (<<click links)). Shipping is included in the price. Once they're gone, they're gone. 


Enter as many times as you like. Each shirt counts as one entry.


The winner will be contacted via email once we have selected the winner. Drawing will be held on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 3pm EST.

Whiskey Barrel San Mai Auction Knife

There's so much to say about why I do this. Waste not. Tell a story. Preserve yesterday. Love people. Eat well. Build community. I can't really put my finger on one reason.  But, one thing remains the same, when the opportunity arises, I am always thrilled to have a new opportunity to give back to my community. In this case, I put my head together with Get Comfortable & United Way of Northeast Georgia to auction off a knife - benefiting those in need in the Athens community. To create this knife, I partnered with Creature Comforts Brewery, founders of the Get Comfortable campaign/organization and I wanted to honor their efforts - highlighting the positive change they are bringing to our area.  We are truly lucky to have Chris Herron (Creature Comforts CEO) in our ranks of local business owners. He's a force to be reckoned with and after hearing him speak at a recent My Athens Go Getters event, Lee and I were moved to take action. 

Ill let the photos below speak for themselves.  We acquired part of a damaged whiskey barrel that Creature Comforts was using to age a project brew - which included an iron strap/hoop which I used for the san mai cladding & two oak staves that I used for the handle. 

San mai is a Japanese laminated steel - the cladding is a softer, more malleable alloy, sometimes it's pure iron and many makers are using stainless steel. The point is that the cladding remains soft throughout the heat treating process and protects the very hard core steel, allowing you to harden the steel to a higher HRC without risk of cracking or breaking. It's a beautiful process that master bladesmith, Bill Burke, taught me about while in Idaho this past winter.

Check out the photos and be sure check out Creature Comforts' Get Comfortable campaign and United Way of North East Georgia.

Instagram is a great way to see what we're up to!

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