Make your own forge
by Mad Dave
Previously published 05/04/2007
Well !! I got bored as I sometimes do... It was raining and Jules said "why don't you go make something in the shed?" What a good idea !! So ... Read More...
Review of the Jompy Water Heater
by John Fenna
The Jompy is a simply amazing water heater designed and patented by D Osborne of Troon, Scotland.
Originally designed for use in developing countries wher... Read More...
Sheath Making Tutorial
previously published 21 Feb 2007
This article follows on from the Knife Handle Tutorial.
I always start by making a template, you can use paper but cardboard of a similar... Read More...
The Science of Fire
by British Red
Part 1 Making Fire
Ever wondered why if you blow on a candle it goes out, but when a blacksmith blows on a forge it gets hotter? Why when you light birch bark with a sp... Read More...
Review by John Fenna
The Svord “Peasant Knife” is a tough little folder from New Zealand based on designs used in Bohemia and Bavaria a few hundred years ago, but still proving exceptionally practical today.... Read More...
I spent a great morning practicing fire by friction and I have since decided to put this together in order to help those of us who are wanting to learn or are still trying. Although the winter isn't the normal ... Read More...