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FORGED CUSTOM DESIGNED KNIVES:
I use all types of steels, including carbon 01, W2, 5100 series,
and because I forge over a coal forge I can make a highly durable
blade weighing much less than ground blades. I feel confident
that my forged blades will take a 90 degree bend without breaking.
Most knives are 3/4 or full tang. I use copper and brass
in my fittings and handle materials of all types of woods and
horn material. Each blade comes with a custom leather sheath
unless noted on the picture.
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TREATING COSTS ON BLADES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
$10.00 per Blade up to and including 12". $15.00 per blade
on blades 13" to to 20" ($3.00/blade additional for
ZONE/DIFFERENTIAL Tempering) ($5.00/blade additional for CLAY
Tempering) Blades over 20" will be done on a negotiated price
basis, depending on the type of tempering required, starting at
$75.00. Shipping charges are $10.00 per package via US Priority
Mail with delivery confirmation. A 10 to 14 day turnaround (not
including weekends or holidays) is usual. At this time I take
checks and money orders made out to Lee
Oates, P.O. Box 1391, La Porte, Texas 77572-1391.
Payments made through Paypal are also accepted.
I do heat treating for Texas Knifemaker’s Supply in Houston,
Texas on all oil quenched steels. Through my ads in Blade Magazine
and information given out in the forums on the Internet, I do
heat treating for makers throughout the world.
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I offer Bladesmithing classes at very reasonable rates.
I offer one-on-one classes or a maximum of five students per
class. Basic forging techniques, grinding, heat treating,
sheath making, damascus steel and finish work are covered in
the various classes. Each of the four hour classes begin
at $125.00. My phone number is 281-471-6060,
or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
for details on when the next class is scheduled.
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I am now offering a "Basic Blacksmithing" class, as
a 1 on 1 class, "Fire building (coal & charcoal) &
fire maintenance, forging techniques & hammer control, upsetting,
splitting, drawing/tapering & twisting will be covered. At
the end of this (4 hour) class, you will have several completed
hand forged items. Basic Class is 4 hours & cost is $125.00
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Available are gift certificates which can be used on either
items for sale, or classes. Email Lee at: email@example.com
for more information.
A "Primitive Tools" dissertation on man's oldest tools
and weapons, from the Stone Age through the Bronze and Iron Ages
to the advent of firearms is offered to the area library systems
and school districts. I discuss displays of tools, snares,
traps and primitive weapons. This program starts at $175.00
for a 2 hour program, plus mileage.
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Portable Blacksmith Shop. Will set up forge, anvil & other
tools at your location, give a short dissertation on early blacksmithing
& do a forging demonstration making small tools & other
useful household items. Demo is 2 hours plus 1 hour setup &
1 hour teardown. This program cost is $300.00 plus mileage to
your location. Additional demo's at the same location are $50.00