A Self-introduction by Lee Reeves
As a brief introduction I will just say I have been a Blacksmith and Farrier all of my working life. I have had my shop in Shattuck, Oklahoma for the past 25 years.
As an avid archer I enjoy the deer and turkey hunting available in our area and I look forward to an occasional trip to the Rockies for Elk hunting and camping. Participation in these activities gives me an opportunity to test cutlery designed for the outdoorsman.
I hope that the pictures and descriptions on this website give you an idea of the style that I work in. The knives and Axes pictured on these pages are the designs that I make most often, but knives are made in endless varieties and I will work with you to make yours one of a kind.
I forge my blades. It is an efficient method of shaping steel and when done properly, I believe, the forging process produces a superior blade. I use high carbon tool steel (L6,52100) for my blades. Properly forged and heat treated tool steel makes a tough blade that will take and hold a very keen edge. I like to use natural materials for the handles on my knives and axes but I don't mind using manmade material when appropriate.
The scope of my work runs from Paring knives to Bowies, from Farrier's knives to Tomahawks.
I guarantee my workmanship for life (my life of course). Payment is due upon completion.
Thank you for your interest in my work,