I'm sure many are asking themselves just who is this Dabney character and where did he come from ?
I'm a stay at home Dad here in Melbourne Florida and make knives as much as time allows, which is never as much as I want
I've been making a little over 5 years now so I'm certainly not a newbie to the craft. I've been laying low while honing my skills and building my shop. I've been preparing for the day when my little girl will be off to Pre-K and I'll have basically full time to be a professional knifemaker.
I do have a fully equipped shop to work in. All the usual toys... I mean TOOLS of the trade. 3 grinders, buffer, drill press, 2 band saws, surface grinder, milling machine, forge, anvils, hammers, Heat Treating oven, professional quenchants, etc. etc. etc..
I am an American Bladesmith Society apprentice smith and have passed my Journeyman Smith performance test. The next step to achieving the Journeyman Smith rating is making 5 knives to be presented for judging at the annual Bladeshow in Atlanta. I'm confident my skills are up to the task but it still may prove difficult for me to find the time in 2014. This is a pursuit I plan to achieve.
I'm not a chef or anything even resembling a chef but my love for knifemaking goes deep. I got interested in kitchen knives mainly by making some for home use. There is a real draw to making knives for use that will actually be used and enjoyed by their owners for the intended purpose. Knives that see regular use year round and demonstrate their ability to perform are very appealing from a makers viewpoint.
Of course everyone is invited to check out my website at www.dabneyknives.com
Good bad or ugly, honest critique is ALWAYS appreciated
Customer feedback is the key to improvement IMHO so please feel free to contact me anytime.
I'll dig up a few pictures to put up later.
Take care all !