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From Beginner to Forged in Fire Winner with Crooked River Forge

May 16, 2019
This week we chat with Tommy Matthews from Crooked River Forge. Tommy went from brand new bladesmith to a successful knifemaking business and winner of History Channels forged in Fire in just a few short years!

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TOPICS

00:02:20 - Getting into Blacksmithing
00:06:46 - Building Pallet Wood Furniture
00:09:36 - Incorporating Metal in Designs
00:10:20 - Getting started as a Blacksmith
00:17:48 - The first knife
00:22:34 - Heat treating
00:24:38 - Working with the right steels
00:26:50 - How to start selling knives
00:34:06 - Making knives for chefs
00:37:00 - Surprised from Starting a Business
00:37:54 - Favorite process in the knife making
00:40:44 - Competing on Forged in Fire
00:44:52 - Where to find Tommy

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