There is lots of good stuff on the web, it just take a while to find it. Here are some links we've found useful and think you'll like. Let us know if you have suggestions, or would like your website linked.
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- Australian Blade Forums
Friendly Australian Knife Forum with lots of interesting collectors and makers.
- Blade Forums
The big forum
- Bladesmith Forums
Don Fogg's forum
- British Blades
Busy British forum for sharp things
- Knife Forums
Knifeforums.com the place about knives, Riddle of seel, bowie knife fighting like BladeForums.com: The Leading Edge of Knife Discussion. Talk about knives, cutlery, switchblades / automatic knives, custom knives, blade smith questions, and find knife help.
- Metal Artists Forum
Very interesting group into blacksmithing and related arts
- Alpha Knife Supply
US based supply company
- Birdsall Leather
Great Leather supplier in Sydney. Comprehensive catalogue and fast helpful service.
- Blacksmith's Depot
Worlds finest blacksmith tools and machinery for metalworkers, artists and craftsfolk. Dealer of Peddinghaus anvils, forges, vises, tongs, swages and flypresses.
- Culpepper and Co
Exotic knife handle material supplier in the US. Nice range of high quality materials
- Elite Wrought Iron
Supplier of forged iron/steel components for making gates, rails and other decorative iron work.
Extensive Australian supplier of blacksmithing tools, grinders, tongs, forges, steel and much more. Friendly, helpful staff.
- Jantz Supply
Another American knifemaking supplier with a good catalog and online ordering service.
- Mathews Industrial P...
Australian supplier of kiln lining, RTZ washcoat and other forge building supplies
- Old World Anvils
Old World Anvils, Blacksmith Tools, Forges, Swage Blocks
- Sheffield Knifemaker...
A great catalog that can be downloaded as a pdf file. No online store unfortunately.
- Stockman's Supplies
Stockmans supplies are a Brisbane based supplier of anvils, forges, horseshoes, diamond tools, ge forge tools and mustad tools
- Texas Knifemaker's S...
Texas Knifemaker's Supply: The Complete Source of Knife Making Supplies for Professional and Amateur Knifemakers
- US Knife Maker Supply
The Artist Blacksmith's Association of North America is the preeminent blacksmith organization in the world. With thousands of members worldwide, ABANA seeks to advance all forms of blacksmithing and metalworking. We actively seek new members that are involved in all forms of artistic endeavor as well as non-artist, supporters of the arts.
- Abana's Forging Fund...
This voluntary program is a progressive set of lessons which emphasize ten forging fundamentals: Fire maintenance, drawing out, bending (including straightening), upsetting, punching (both through punching and ornamental punching), slitting, drifting, welding, twisting and joinery.
Blacksmiths' and metalworkers' on-line reference. Blacksmithing questions answered daily by the guru. Blacksmith forums, book reviews, plans, how-to and FAQs.
- Appalachian Blacksmi...
Wide range of information and tutorials. Build your own power hammer instructions.
- Artist-Blacksmith Qu...
The mission of Artist-Blacksmith.org is to bring the entire body of knowledge of the art of the blacksmith together is one resource, the Artist-Blacksmith Project. This is a multi-year project with lofty goals, a serious attitude and a good start.
- British Artists Blac...
- I Forge Iron
Comprehensive blacksmithing tutorials anf forum.
- iForge (Interactive ...
Step by step blacksmithing demonstrations and tutorials from Slack-Tub Pub. Showcasing the Texas blacksmith, Bill Epps and others.
- Losts Crafts - Books
Site dedicated to preserving old craft books online. Free resource.
Collection of free craft and trade books online with unlimited online access. Current titles include bookbinding and blacksmithing.
- Purgatory Ironworks
Comprehensive site with forun, videos and tutorials for blacksmiths and knifemakers
- The American Blacksmith
- The Blacksmith's Jou...
The Blacksmith's Journal offers how-to information on traditional & architectural blacksmithing where you can find a monthly illustrated publication, books, videos and tools.
- The Elektric Anvil
The Elektric Anvil is an independant, grass-roots web project and is not funded nor supported by any organization or individuals other than the authors and the host/sponsor of this website. Our intended purpose is the sharing of knowledge,education and to expose the art of the blacksmith and metalsmith to the public
- American Bladesmith ...
The American Bladesmith Society, Inc. pledges to diligently, reasonably and responsibly work exclusively for the purposes of promoting and advancing the art and science of the forged blade and other implements. And also to inform and educate the public in respect to bladesmithing, metal forging and heat treating processes, knife and tool design and fabrication, related arts and other areas in which the Society has expertise.
- Ariel Salaverria Cus...
Extensive knifemaking tutorials
- Bruce Evan's Tutorials
Excellent tutorials with pictures covering a range of topics from soldering guards, filework, sheathmaking, finishing and more.
- Don Fogg Custom Knives
Rich site full of good content and ideas from a Master Bladesmith
- How to make knives t...
This web site is intended to be like a little web school with great fact stuff that's been done with links to tutorials, and Makers pages.
- Knife Art
Some excellent articles from famous knifemakers.
Largest Selection of Custom Knives!
- Knife Network - Work...
Modern technology has caught up with the custom knife community. Now, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, knifemakers from around the globe can access these on-line tutorials. All phases of knifemaking, sheath making, technical repair, usage and embellishment will be covered, from fixed blades, to folding knives, to miscellaneous shop tips and equipment usage. Most of our tutorials have excellent color photos to go along with the text.
- Knife World Publicat...
Knife World Publications - publishers of Knife World magazine, covering collector, antique, antiques, factory, commemorative, handmade, custom, and military knives; straight and safety razors; knife collecting, use, shows, news, and classifieds. Publishers of and dealers in cutlery reference books of all kinds.
- The Australian Knife...
The Australian Knifemakers Guild was formed by a group of dedicated custom knifemakers in 1984, with the express purpose of fostering the design, manufacture, sale and use of Australian made custom knives.
Tools and Equipment
- Appalachian Power Ha...
The Appalachian Power Hammer - a power hammer that you can build from new or used stuff no matter where you live.
- Ferrum Gentile
Swiss Knifemaker, blacksmith and cradtsman. Excellent plans for treadle hammer and others.
- Henry Evers
Henry Evers Corp. has been in the steel stamp and die business for over 100 years, servicing the needs of industries whether it be; Government, Jewelry, Locksmiths, Knife Makers, Novelty Items for craftsmen of various trades all over the world !
- Hybrid Burners
My site provides information about the various models of propane burners I produce, and have available for use in forges, foundry furnaces, glass melting furnaces, heat treating ovens, or anything else that requires a very high temperature and high efficiency heat source.
- Proxxon World
High quality small power tools and accessories
- Radius Master Belt G...
Radius Master 48 Belt Grinder, worlds most outstanding belt grinder and knife makers tool.
- Ron Reil
Forge plans, burners, flypresses, musings of Ron Reil - what else is there???
- The McDonald Mill
Plans for hot steel rolling mill. Perfect for making Damascus steel.
Great tool blog
- Vintage Project Plans
Free project plans from vintage and classic sources. Boats, Mini Bikes, Farm projects, etc.
- Zoeller Forge
Excellent resources on building your own gas forge and burners