Joined Feb 12 2013
17 years old
Bates City, MO
I am currently 12 years old. I have wanted to be a blacksmith for as long as I can remember and also have a true love and respect for knives of all kinds. I enjoy learning about the history behind different types of knives, collecting knives and have just finished making my first knife! I am interested in learning all I can so that I can work towards making a living doing something I truly love and am interested in! I know that blacksmithing is different than knife making, but I have a desire to do both and have many years of learning these two arts ahead of me!
My parents have encouraged me to work towards doing what I love and what comes naturally as a career instead of going after what pays the most. They say I will have a much more fulfilled life that way. Thankfully, knife making will be able to support a family when I have one and I can work from a home shop, allowing me to spend time with them. I now have my sights set on a goal, please pray for me to achieve it!