Here is student Jared Waalkes putting the finishing touches on a pair of 1/2" v-bit champion jaw tongs he made in the basic course. He chose a challenging project for a beginner. Way to go, Jared !
At right photo: Student Santiago Guzman, of Buenos Aires, Argentina, proudly displays the 6" bladed fishing knife he made in the basic bladesmithing course. The knife sports Osage Orange scales and a brass bolster. Santiago now holds the record for student travel distance.
Below: Student Cody Littlejohn, of Athol, Idaho cuts off a hand-forged leaf for his Basic Class plant-form project. My first Idaho Student was a keeper! Keep up the good work, lad!
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