Welcome to Indian Ridge Forge Forged Knives & Metal Work Harry McCarty Bladesmith / Artist Creating Fine Hand Forged Cutlery Since 1977
About the bladesmith : I've been making knives since 1977 and been very fortunate to have been friends with some of the finest craftsmen and artist of our time. We've shared ideas , techniques , laughs and many a good time sitting around campfires enjoying each others company. Some have passed on , but will always be with me in spirit.
After 40 years of creating custom cutlery, I've decided to stop accepting commissions for custom designed cutlery. I will be making items for sale and posting them on my web page as they are completed.
A few words about my work. I prefer to make reproduction / interpretation of early period work. I only use natural materials for handles. Most of my blades I hand forge from high carbon steels. I do very little stock removal. I hand finish my blades. All sheath and leather work I do and is all hand sewn.
Also please check out the wonderful primitive / period dolls my beautiful wife makes. ( see doll page )
Contact info. email : email@example.com
Thank you again for visiting and look forward to hearing from you. Harry McCarty