Tag Archive: Owen Bush

From Ore to Knife at Bushfire Forge

In my previous post I described the process by which we smelted iron and steel from natural ores at Bushfire Forge. Our next challenge was to see whether we could forge useable knives… Continue reading

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The ancient art of smelting iron

Last week, in the company of four other participants, I attended a very special workshop at Bushfire Forge, run by master bladesmith Owen Bush. Owen researches and practices historical techniques of bladesmithing, creating… Continue reading

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