About the Maker

 

Wesley W. Davis
Bladesmith

 

        Wesley Davis has been interested in knives for a number of years now, after getting introduced to the art from various friends and acquaintances.  He has made different styles of knives from Hunters to Bowies to Slip-joint Folders.  All of the work on his knives is done "in house" from forging, heat-treating, grinding, to finish work.  Because of the high expectations that Wesley Davis sets for himself, his knives are of the utmost quality.

        Wesley has been making knives since March 2004.  He took his introductory forging class with Josh Smith and Harvey Dean at the Bill Moran School of Bladesmithing at Texarkana College.  In October of 2006 Wesley took a Damascus class with Steve Dunn.  He received his ABS Journeyman Stamp in June of 2007 at the Blade Show and International Cutlery Fair in Atlanta, Georgia.  Desiring to learn engraving, Wesley completed a Basic Engraving course under Steve Dunn in August 2007.

        Wesley's mentors in his knife-making have been Harvey Dean and Bill Ruple.  He received his training for his Journeyman Stamp through Harvey Dean.  The art of slip-joint folders he learned through Bill Ruple.  Without the patience of men like Harvey and Bill, the art of knifemaking would soon become extinct. 

 


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