Hello and welcome!
I recently competed on the History Channel's Forged In Fire.
It was an excellent experience that challenged my skills and craftsmanship.
Be sure to check out Forged In Fire Season 8, Teeth of the Tegha!
OUR NEW SITE IS
Welcome to Forge33.
A Veteran owned and operated
bladesmith shop for creating quality, custom, handmade knives and sheaths to suit your needs...
Please contact me via email at the bottom of this page for all your knife orders.
Also, be sure to follow me on Instagram. The link is on this webpage.
Enjoy your visit!
(available pieces in gallery)
I am originally from Pennsylvania. I grew up part of a 4 generation steel mill family from Berks County, PA. I was taught at an early age the value of hard work and the "do it yourself" way of getting the job done. My Father and Grandfather taught me many invaluable skills throughout my years growing up, all those things I've grown to appreciate and build upon throughout my years and travels. I carried and utilized those skills and experiences with me throughout my 14 plus years in the US Army in all of my many military occupations, assignments, deployments and into the civilian sector.
Through the inspiration of the Forged In Fire television show and a strong desire to pursue this time honored craft..I decided to dive obsessively into the bladesmithing trade. With an old Peter Wright anvil brought from my childhood home and a blacksmith hammer made and used by my Grandfather....I began this journey that has evolved into Forge33!
All of the pieces I create are handmade from start to finish using quality steel, stabilized handle materials and 100% all leather sheaths. The pieces I create are meant to be used..providing years of service. I am a small one man shop without power hammers or presses at my disposal...all of my work is 100% handmade!
The name Forge33 derives from my last US Army MOS;
33W3H - (Military Intelligence Electronic Warfare Systems Repairer/Maintainer) - Here's to you 33...you know who you are, all we've done and all we can do!
Thank You, to all my brothers and sisters for serving...past, present and future...freedom isn't free.