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Atlas Forges in stock?

Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by Fallbrook Forge, Feb 10, 2020.

  1. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    Love my Atlas Mini. It's incredibly efficient with propane, and although some of my knives are out-growing it size-wise, I can't ever see replacing it for small-to-medium knives. Just forged a petty in it tonight, in fact.
     
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  2. Kyle-Vick

    Kyle-Vick

    2
    Jan 23, 2020
    Just a heads up, there are a couple Graham forges in stock now. I ordered one a little earlier.
     
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  3. Fallbrook Forge

    Fallbrook Forge

    Jan 1, 2006
    Well, the graham is now almost $500 after shipping. So I went with a mini. I figure I can upgrade later and have a killer little portable forge too.
     
  4. milkbaby

    milkbaby

    644
    Aug 1, 2016
    The Graham forge seems to have undergone a total redesign and now comes with a blown burner versus a venturi burner (tho both were 100k BTU IIRC).
     
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  5. N.W. Gean

    N.W. Gean KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    177
    Oct 10, 2018
    I have a prototype hellfire double burner forge with this blown burner. It seems to hold lower temps very well. I can run less than 1 psi of gas pressure. Using a cheap 12v fan as a blower is genius. Hats off to Atlas forge.
     
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  6. Fallbrook Forge

    Fallbrook Forge

    Jan 1, 2006
    It has, and I’m sure it’s fantastic. Just more than I wanted to spend at the moment. I’m sure I’ll get one someday
     
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  7. Atlas Knife Company

    Atlas Knife Company

    Feb 16, 2010
    Thanks for the kind words about the forges. Actually, it hasn't gone through as drastic a redesign as you might think. Remember, this is it's 5th revision. I just undid most of the 3rd and 4th revisions. Here's a pic of the original built in 2012 and the 2nd revision a couple years later. Round chamber, side burner, handle, basically the same. Of course, the cast refractory instead of bricks or wool is a huge improvement, and everything is now laser cut. The blown burner is a a definitely improvement, also.

    Wish I could remember what happened to that original Graham forge. 2012 11 10 - 09.25.35 2.jpg Forge-Heat--e1458595562570.jpg
     
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  8. Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith

    Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith ilmarinen - MODERATOR Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2004
    Wish I could remember what happened to that original Graham forge.

    I think I have it. I'll take a photo when I am out in the shop this weekend and post it.
     
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  9. lanternnate

    lanternnate

    378
    Nov 5, 2016
    My gen3 (I think) is still chugging strong

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  10. Atlas Knife Company

    Atlas Knife Company

    Feb 16, 2010
    No, I think you have the first version 3 prototype. That thing was a HEAVY beast. I need to send you one of the new ones. . .and an anvil. June, when the new anvils get here, one of the first Graham anvils is coming to you! You wouldn't have been happy with the Atlas prototype that you had, it was too soft. The new ones are 4150, tough as heck, and the Graham are going to be awesome.
     
  11. Atlas Knife Company

    Atlas Knife Company

    Feb 16, 2010
    Yep, Gen 3, square body, split down the middle. Gen 4 was top and bottom split. If you're having issues, I have a new burner that will make vast improvements
     
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  12. Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith

    Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith ilmarinen - MODERATOR Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2004
    Thanks Charles. That will be great.
     
  13. lanternnate

    lanternnate

    378
    Nov 5, 2016
    Great, I’ll reach out separately to learn more about the new burner. I love my forge, but if there’s an opportunity for it to be even better I’m interested ;)
     

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