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    So my son made his first knife…

    Last year (at aged 12) my son started apprenticing with my good friend and coach at Attention2Detail. He's been regularly working there, doing a little bit of this and that as he gains more knowledge / experience.

    He really wanted to buy one of the knives and Doug (owner) suggested he instead pay for materials and make it himself. Well he finally finished it yesterday: 3V steel, carbon fiber / brass scales. He's so proud of it and so am I. Thought I'd share, sorry the photos aren't more "pro":

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    one foot in the gulag... blues's Avatar
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    That's fantastic work!!!

    Tell him his surrogate "uncle" is extremely proud.
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    Let's go Brandon! fatdog's Avatar
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    Let us know when he is ready to start taking orders! That looks great.

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    I am sure there is a mkt in the knife/tactical world for a knife that looks like that made like that by a young man like that.
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    Is he accepting commissions yet?

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    All that, and at 12!

    He might be interested in https://www.americanbladesmith.org/. They offer about anything the developing bladesmith could want, from peer support, training, and competition to basic marketing. It's a good start to life as an adult, regardless of the field he ultimately enters.

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    That's awesome! Congratulations!

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    Apprenticeship is an awesome thing. He should definitely be proud.

    Looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duces Tecum View Post
    All that, and at 12!

    He might be interested in https://www.americanbladesmith.org/. They offer about anything the developing bladesmith could want, from peer support, training, and competition to basic marketing. It's a good start to life as an adult, regardless of the field he ultimately enters.
    Well to be fair, he just turned 14!

    Great suggestion, re:American Bladesmith. Who knows where he will go with this, but I know he loves doing it. So thankful that he's been able to have this opportunity.

    Thank you everyone for the kind words.

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    You and your son be proud. One of my friends does a little bladesmithing for fun. Once he offered to walk me through turning a small cylinder of steel into a bottle opener. It may open bottles but it looks horrible. Anything involving forges, hammers, and tongs is no easy task. Your son’s knife looks fantastic.
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