Knives, I like making knives. I like forging. By the time I have a knife blade forged out, I've already finished it in my own head, and so into the bucket it goes, and on to the next project I go! Trena tells me I can't sell them this way, so reluctantly, I'm always working right up until the very last minute the night before a (every) show on stuff I finished months ago, at least in my own head.
Swords are fun to forge, but not so much to grind. Do you remember what I said about knives? This is where I wish I was cloned, or had my own colony of minions to do the grinding for me. More often than Trena would prefer, I put my 'finished' sword away so I can start a new one!!
Swords are generally 5160 High Carbon Spring Steel and they are heat treated to around 52 degrees on the c scale.
Out of everything I forge, axes are my favorite. It must be the dwarf in me. All of my axes feature a wrap-welded blade, with a bit typically made of 1075 High Carbon Spring Steel while the poll is made of 1018 steel. The handle is usually ash or hickory. Custom handles are negotiable.
John Thompson, creator and custom knife maker at Dwarf Mountain Knives, has been supplying customers throughout the Midwest with distinctive edged tools since 1996. We take pride in offering 100% hand-crafted one-of-a-kind quality pieces that are built to last. John and his family are committed to providing guidance, inspiration as well as hands-on assistance in taking care of each item.
Trena Thompson has been blacksmithing since 2017, receiving a blacksmithing class for Mother's Day. She has more than "sword of" nailed it, with more than 75 varieties of mini swords she's forged from double-headed construction nails. In 2021, Trena started creating custom leather sheaths for all of John's wares.
Together, we are devoted to providing the best customer experience.