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Discussion in 'Hammer & Tongs' started by AdrianMatthews, Dec 22, 2016.

  1. AdrianMatthews


    Dec 21, 2016
    So apparently I either live in a part of Kansas with no forging tools or have no clue where to get them at. Could use suggestions on where to go to find them I live in the Wichita metro area any advice would be much appreciated. I'm literally just starting out only one "kit knife" build under my belt.
  2. i4Marc

    i4Marc KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 19, 2011
    If nothing is available to you locally you may have to turn to the internet. You'll have to pay the shipping but you can find anything you want. Perhaps talk to some local farriers.
  3. argel55


    Oct 30, 2005
    Check for the Kansas Knifemakers Association. If they can't help you then check the Saltfork Craftsman Blacksmith down in Oklahoma.
  4. Will52100


    Dec 4, 2001
    What kind of tools are you looking for? I started with not much more than a shop hammer from a hardware store and vise grips and a block of mild steel for an anvil. I progressed over the years and other than my anvils, I pretty much make all my own tooling, including hammers and forges. I did buy my belt grinders, but if I had to do it over again I'd probably build them now and just buy the contact wheels.

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