Making River Cane Baskets

12 January 2013

Here are some of the pictures from the latest river cane basket making class at the John C. Campbell Folk School. Emma jackson Garrett (Cherokee) and Peggy Patrick were the instructors. All of the baskets were made from hand split river cane. The colors came from traditional plant dyes.

Damascus Knife

1 January 2013

IMG 6891 300x212  Damascus KnifeHand made Damascus hunting knife with stag handle by Chuck Parick. Find out how Chuck makes his knives by reading our  Gallery and About pages.

Beaded Knife Sheath

1 January 2013

IMG 8946 e1357071366630 225x300 Beaded Knife SheathThis beaded knife sheath is made by Peggy Patrick, with glass seed beads and smoked braintan leather.

✾ White Oak Basket ✾

7 March 2012

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double bottom white oak basket with double swinging handle

✾ Felt & Leather Boot and Shoe Making Classes ✾

24 August 2010

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Here are just a  few of the pictures from a recent shoe making class. Thanks everyone involved for helping make it a huge success!  There will be another class soon. Look for an update on the classes page with a link to register soon.

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✾ Beaded Knife Sheath ✾

29 March 2010

Beaded Knife sheath

This sheath is done in applique and lazy stitch on braintan leather. 
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✾ Color of the Fire ✾

2 January 2010

✢ 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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