April classes are on sale now! Starting the week of April 11th. Come Blacksmith or build a custom knife in the following classes:
Blacksmithing 101- Beginning Blacksmithing
Blacksmithing 102- Advanced Blacksmithing (must complete Blacksmithing 101 prior)
Knife Building- Customize and handle a knife. No blacksmithing involved.
Classes are expected to fill up fast. Please stop by or call the forge, at (503)477-7498, with any questions. Hope to see you soon!
Kevin began his career as a wood-worker, becoming a blacksmith to facilitate his wood-working. He enjoys making furniture and tools and carving wood. He loves working at Oaks Bottom Forge because he is proud to make tools for craftsmen and laymen alike that in turn make them proud to use such quality, yet practical and functional tools. He believes that what makes these knives special is the intention that goes into each and every knife to be the highest quality knife that will be used and loved by generations. He also teaches the Chainmail class at Oaks Bottom Forge which he learned to do as a child in the Society for Creative Anachronism.
Besides working at the Forge, he loves to play banjo in the Irish and American Folk tradition and you can often find him playing at the Highland Still House in Portland and at Irish Town in Vancouver WA.