Custom BLADESMITHING by the Wareham Forge, the work of Artisan Blacksmith Darrell Markewitz of Ontario Canada. With knife making and tool making experience going back to the late 1970's. Specializing in the Northern European 'Pattern Welding' technique. Combining traditional methods into functional working tools, accurate historic replicas or highly decorative 'future heirloom' objects.
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Prices revised January 2008

Knife sized blades are priced at a basic cost for hilting, plus a rate per linear inch of blade. Base price (at 4") includes a basic hilt of antler tube or hardwood slabs with a linseed oil finish. All knives come with a simple riveted leather blade cover. These are rough guidelines only and do not include shipping or required taxes.

Hilt extras: add brass guard on knife + $40
use of 'exotic' hardwoods + $20

Forged Carbon Steel Prices

Knives (of 1045 / 1090): single edge, first 4 " $70
double edge, first 4 " $80
both - per inch of blade over 4", add$15
rough forged only (x total blade length) $10

Layered Steel Prices

Flat stack ('Damascus'): single edge, first 4"$100
double edge, first 4" $120
per inch of blade over 4", add $30
rough forged (x total length) $20
'Pattern Weld' (twisted): single edge : two twisted rods each side of carbon steel core - first 4" $250
per inch of blade over 4", add $40
rough forged only (x total length) $30
double edge : two twisted + two flat stack edges - first 4" $200
per inch of blade over 4", add $50
rough forged $40

Note that these prices serve as a guide line only, each individual design must be quoted separately. Sword sized blades can also be created, but as they are considerably more difficult to produce, their cost must be individually quoted. The layer count for flat stack will be around 200, for pattern weld - cores at 9 to 11 layer, edges at about 75. Please ask for a quotation on more elaborate pieces. Sword sized blades can also be created, but as they are considerably more difficult to produce, their cost must be individually quoted.


Ordering information:

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Please contact the Wareham Forge with your requirements and to discuss your project before placing an order. Remember that prices will vary based on the complexity of individual design, especially for larger and more elaborate items.


The Wareham Forge

The Hamlet of Wareham, R.R. #2 Proton Station, Ontario
CANADA - N0C 1L0

(519) 923-9219 // order@warehamforge.ca

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