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Volume 20 - Page 6 of 11 June 26, 2000
The Twelfth Annual Batson Bladesmithing Symposium & Knife Show
April 7-9, 2000   Report by James Wolfe
Photos by Jim Wolfe (c) 2000 Photos by Jim Wolfe (c) 2000 Forty six-year-old Chuck Patrick has been blacksmithing for more than 20 years. HE is from Brasstown, North Carolina. His demonstration of frontier friction folders showed what an expert he is with a hammer and an anvil. These three examples are only "tips of the iceberg." The center one is a cable knife which had very close tolerances and opened remarkably smooth. space
Photos by Jim Wolfe (c) 2000 Melvin Pardue's interframe folders have inlays so close that the knives looked as though they are one piece. He demonstrated not only how to do the inlay, but stressed very well the safety operation of both the under cutter and the belt sander.
Photos by Jim Wolfe (c) 2000
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