Avenger holster for Ed Brown
Jan 17, 2017 09:04 am

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About Me
Richard Epting 

Im a 4th generation craftsman having spent the last 35 years handworking metal, wood and leather.  I began knife making in 1985 after discovering Blade magazine at the bookstore. I then purchased How to Make Knives by Loveless and Barney, and thus began my addiction. I made my first three knives by hand between 1985 and 1997. Then, I heard about Johnny Stout's Guadalupe Forge Hammer In. After attending my first hammer in and watching Harvey Dean forge damascus, I was hooked. For the last twenty five, I have been refining my skills in the art of bladesmithing and leather work.  My primary profession is a research fabricator, which I have been doing for over 30 years. This, along with my skills as a welder and machinist, have helped me in developing my knife making skills.

In June 2003, I earned my Journeyman Smith rating with the American Bladesmith Society.  

I build folding and fixed blade knives as well as straight razors using high carbon steel, San mai and my own Damascus. I enjoy working with natural materials such as Mastodon, Pearl, Coral, Stag and exotic Hardwood Burl. All of my knives are made by me from start to finish. I pay great attention to the detail in my knives, both in the construction and the heat treating of the blades. I use the best materials available on the market, from steel to the handle material. I am a member of the American Bladesmith Society.  I would like to give special thanks to Johnny Stout and Harvey Dean for hosting the Guadalupe Forge Hammer In's and all the advice they have so willingly given to me and to other knife makers.

I have had a life long love of Archery and Guns and make a variety of archery and gun accessories, which include arm guards, side quivers, back quivers, broad head protectors,  Holsters and gun belts. Other custom orders can also be made.

I have also added a line of wallets and bags to my leather line up as well as some neat pocket tools.



 I was a finalist on the History Channel's hit show Forged In Fire - The Kipinga

Check it out on Season 4, Episode 17