View Full Version : One of Sheffield's last forgers

09-23-2012, 05:59 PM
Great vid showing one of Sheffield's last forgers demonstrating his craft. He mentions making 2 gross blades a day, and every hit with the hammer does exactly what he wants, I could watch it for hours


09-23-2012, 07:20 PM
That was Brilliant ! he truly is a master of his craft.

The embedding was disabled so you have to watch it on you tube

09-23-2012, 07:49 PM
That was a nice find. I like the Canadian skinning knife he showed, I haven't seen something like that before.

Cutty Sharp
09-23-2012, 08:16 PM
Very nice. Great to watch his coordination. Also interesting to see how comfortable he is giving commentary while working in his workshop, compared to how he is a bit awkward on the pier. You can see what he's good at and where he's spent time in his life.

09-23-2012, 10:32 PM
very cool!

09-23-2012, 10:38 PM
Great video, thanks for sharing!

09-24-2012, 12:47 PM
I learned a trick or two watching that vid!

09-24-2012, 02:30 PM
Thanks, very interesting and moving

09-25-2012, 02:43 AM
Some more footage from Sheffield including grinding



Eamon Burke
09-25-2012, 01:09 PM
Whoa, those were amazing videos!! Thanks guys!

I love the old school drill.

09-25-2012, 02:06 PM
If you like the drill, you might like to see a parser, the tool used for making decorative cut outs in knife scales.


Eamon Burke
09-25-2012, 02:34 PM
Didn't really get how it worked, but that is cool.

09-25-2012, 02:40 PM
A template is laid over the scale, and the tips of the tool are placed inside. By rotating the tool the point on the tip will cut away the scale, but the notch at the tip will catch on the edge of the template preventing it from going to deep. Kind of like a slow scratchy router

Eamon Burke
09-25-2012, 02:47 PM
Oh. That sounds like a PITA. :lol2:

09-25-2012, 04:13 PM
They were demonstrated on the Wodwrights Shop on PBS some time ago. They are very fast and efficient at making recesses of any shape.

10-09-2012, 10:10 PM
A little late to the party, but I gotta say, those first two videos were a wonderful sight to see. You would hope and pray that some of those old guys had understudies who helped carry it on in a different way, perhaps hobbyist or otherwise.