This video from the American Bladesmith Society (ABS) explains how to perform salt bath heat treating. It's part of the Phoenix knife project ABS members worked on.
A house fire couldn't stop the Kevin Cashen Phoenix Knife from literally rising out of the ashes and becoming a great American Bladesmith Society piece.
In this video from the American Bladesmith Society (ABS), journeyman smith Karl B. Andersen reviews his homemade hydraulic press. Andersen uses the innovative device to make damascus steel for his blades.
This demonstration on the selection and use of milling vises is by Dale Schafer, Machine/Tool Technology Instructor at the Washburn Institute of Technology. This was one of the demonstrations at the 3rd Heartland Hammer-In in Topeka, Kansas sponsored by the American Bladesmith Society and hosted by the Kansas Custom Knife Makers Association. For more...
Master Smith Joe Keeslar demonstrates Silver Wire Inlay work techniques including stabing chisel cuts, wire forming, wood selection, and wire cutting.
Master Smith Joe Keeslar describes the tools needed for Silver Wire Inlay work on knife handles and sheaths.
The ABS Journeyman Smith Performance Test of Apprentice Smith Ben Seward which is administered by Master Smith Lin Rhea. During the video Master Smith Rhea gives some very useful advice about test preparation and techniques. For more information on the educational programs of the American Bladesmith Society please visit our Website and Forum at...