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✾ Color of the Fire ✾

✢ Color of the Fire ✢

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¤ Chuck Patrick is a damascus knife maker and blacksmith. A blade-smith is a blacksmith with a special understanding of metallurgy that  blacksmith does not necessarily have. Chuck Patrick is a blacksmith, yes , but he does so much more than make horse shoes and sharpen plows.

Chuck Patrick made his first knife while living in the Alaskan bush country. When his need for a superior tool led him to spend days on end trying to come up with a blade he could use the way he needed to in this tough environment where you are not forgiven by nature if you fail. From this humble beginning he has become one of this nations leading expert  Blade-smiths and metallurgist.

Chuck has been and continues to be consulted by many top knife making companies, about his Damascus steel, as well as his heat treating genius. Chuck seems to be in tune with the fire as he works in it. He can tell by the color of the fire and the steel, what the temperature is with out even looking at the thermostat. In fact Chuck Patrick can tell if the thermostat is wrong!

Chuck Patrick has traveled throughout the U.S.A. teaching knife making. He continues to teach locally and  in the southeast.  In addition, he and  Dr. James Batson former president of the American Bladesmithing society (ABS), co-teach a knife making class at the John C. Campbell Folk School. The class name  is The American Hand Forged Knife. To find out when the next class will be held, and to register, see our classes page¤

To see photos from this class: Knife Making Class Photos

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6 Comments to “✾ Color of the Fire ✾”

  1. Yay! Awesome!

  2. Yeah we are excited too!

  3. Chuck A fantastic job, I love the Frontier Style.
    By chance I’ve gotten to my own hands a one of your works, but I do not know what materials you use to accomplish it (type of steel for Damascus, staghorn (sambar?), Ivory in the “face”. I sending you a link to pictures, I would greatly appreciate to inform me in what I could.

    Sorry for my poor English.


    Best wishes,


  4. Hi John, That folder is damascus of my own making, hand forged. The handle is sambar stag, and the face is ivory, my own hand carving. Looks like it was made in maybe the mid 90′s . So glad you are pleased with it. Thank you for contacting me. Stay in touch by subscribing to our page. it’s free and we promise no junk mail. Best wishes, Chuck

  5. Hi Chuck, thank you very much for your response. It is a pleasure dealing with you.

    Send him a photograph of more quality of their work, the sleeve is made by my friend John M. Cohea.


    PD: Sorry for the other message, you can delete it.

    Best wishes and thanks again,


  6. Very cool!

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