Jim Hurley's Profile
I started making knives in 1981 using the stock removal method and began forging my blades in 1996. I still use both methods but since I really enjoy forging the majority of my knives are hammered out.
All of my knives are made from high carbon, non-stainless steel (with the exception of railroad spikes and harrow tines which are medium carbon steels). Occasionally I make knives from virgin steel, but most are recycled from leaf springs, coil springs, old files, sawmill blades, bandsaw blades, grade 60 rebar and just about anything else I can get my hands on that has enough carbon to hold an edge.
While I prefer natural materials like antler, wood and bone for my handles I use man-made materials like micarta, corian and paracord as well. Sometimes the intended use of the knife will dictate what I use but mostly I go with what looks and feels right to me.
Most of my…
- Born on April 26
- Joined January 20, 2012
- Jim Hurley
- Las Cruces, NM, United States