So i finally worked a day into my schedule to make it up to Delbert's shop. First impressions is Del is a super nice guy. We got to chatting about all kinds of stuff, mostly knife making...mostly lol. He has no reservations what so ever about discussing and showing his techniques. Just being able to watch and chat with him has made me change my whole perspective on what i am doing. I can't say enough about how much help this has been to me. I would highly recommend new guys starting out, give your local makers a call and ask if you can maybe hang out and watch them work...the experience is priceless! And if you get lucky, They will be as awesome to you as Delbert was to me. Ok now for some pics...lots of pics...
Delbert with the hammer head.....Kinda warm
And of course...goodies brought home
27 inches of damascus sweetness
Cannot go to his place and not buy a bar
And we made a 4 1/2 lb hammer lol
And some round vine pattern
I got a chance to handle a few of his kitchen knives.....Absolutely amazing....
I cannot say enough good stuff about Delbert. He is a kind and generous person. I had an amazing time and hope to do it again real soon.