Tag Archives: knife maker

Get ‘r Done

Get 'r done Rick Marchand from Wildertools

Rick is officially in his shop and working diligently on his orders. He’s so busy doing catch up we won’t be hanging a sign on the door for visitors anytime soon. Rick’s pretty smitten by his shop. He can’t believe how much more efficiently he can work. That’s good news for everyone. It’s safe to […]

Rick’s Anvil Deserves a Dunce Cap

Leather Dunce Cap by Rick Marchand from Wildertools

Rick has had this video on his YouTube channel for awhile and I thought it would be nice to share it with all you home based knife making hobbyists. Although most love to hear that hammer rhythmically working away, sometimes the neighbours or your sleepy loved ones will not be as impressed. Here’s how you […]

3 Minute Knife Forging

3 Minute Knife Forging by Rick Marchand from Wildertools

Having fun with a Go-Pro. Here’s a 3 minute real-time video of me forging out a simple knife shape. The steel is 5/32″ x 1″ x 6″, 52100 bar. I cut it from the bar on a 45 deg angle to make forging the tip go a bit quicker. I hammered out 8 of these […]

Moved to the East Coast

Marchand Family - Pirate Festival 2013

We’ve moved 2503 km or 1555 miles to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia situated on the the East Coast of Canada. I haven’t much time for custom work as I’ve got some exciting news to share. I’m renovating a small 1940’s house and building a new shop. I hope to share the experience with you through this […]