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Fall Trackrock Hammer-in #31

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Fall Trackrock Hammer-in #31

Time: October 28, 2016 to October 30, 2016
Location: Trackrock Campgrounds
Street: Trackrock Gap Church Road
City/Town: Blairsville, GA
Website or Map: http://www.trackrock.com
Event Type: hammer, in
Organized By: Carl Rechsteiner
Latest Activity: Nov 2, 2016

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#31   Trackrock Hammer-in    Fall 2016

Date:            Weekend of Octobr 28th & 29th                 Best News:  Open to all & no admission fees >Can’t beat that!/p>

Location:      Trackrock Campground, Blairsville, GA                          

Directions:   WWW.TRACKROCK.COM  706-745-2420            

 

Activities:     Bladesmithing, Hawk forging, Leather Crafting, Anything Knife Related

 

Who: Anyone interested in knives, knife making, hawks, leather work, collecting, trading, etc. Watch, meet and talk talented bladesmiths, master leather craftsmen, collectors, etc.

See old discarded steel, scrap metal, wood and bone transformed into functional works of art.

 

General: Craftsmen from several states, finished knives on display, collections on display, etc.

Family oriented event.

 

Behave!

No unsafe or reckless behavior will be tolerated.

 

Additional:   “Iron in the Hat” event Saturday to help fund event. Please bring usable item for this event.  A chance to pick up valuable plunder - knifemaking materials, parts and pieces. Strictly voluntary, participation encouraged.  

 

Charity Knife Raffle:   Custom knife will be on display during the event and drawing will be Saturday pm. Proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Scottish Rite (here in Atlanta)

 

Accommodations:   Full hook-up & primitive camping available (check web site), Trackrock is an excellent campground and very well maintained. Several motels near: Blairsville and Young Harris.

 

Catered BBQ plate on site Saturday lunch – Pricing subject to caterer’s expenses.

 

Please contact me if you wish to participate, or need any further information.          

Carl Rechsteiner

770-490-6746

crex68@yahoo.com

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Comment by Carl Rechsteiner on November 2, 2016 at 5:37

This pretty lady finally won a raffle knife. She has procured tickets at every event since we have been doing this. Decided to get only one this time, but it was the right one! 'Bout time I'd say. She is co-host of the event and co-manager of the campgrounds. Congrats Debbie.


KnifeMaker
Comment by Carl Rechsteiner on November 2, 2016 at 5:32

These Kids had a lot of fun and showed determination in completing their knives. The two girls came all the way from Bolivia to attend the event and participate. Made their knives from a very old monkey wrench - one used the handle and one the jaw. Turned out very nice for both of them.

This young fella forged a hunting blade from an old Nicholson file.

With help from some of my long term support group participants we were able to get most everyones' blades barnyard heattreated so they could take home a finished blade - Think I processed 8 or 9 blades through heattreating. And as Jan mentioned Andy Roy helped out greatly by doing both initial grinds and finishing grinds on most of these as well as handling other requests.


KnifeMaker
Comment by Carl Rechsteiner on November 2, 2016 at 5:24

Great Pics Jan - specially the group photo. Lot to capture in one shot. Thought I'd add a few of my own.

On Home Turf as a permanent resident. That's my 268# Haye-Budden in the background pouting.

Comment by Jan Carter on November 1, 2016 at 20:27

Comment by Jan Carter on November 1, 2016 at 20:17

One last look from the forges and a grateful Thank You to Trackrock Campgrounds for hosting this unique and special event

Comment by Jan Carter on November 1, 2016 at 20:15

Sunday brings in the clean up crew

and a little bit of last minute time on the grinder

time to take it apart and home

no more room on the plaque, we are at #31 and headed to #32 in the spring

Comment by Jan Carter on November 1, 2016 at 20:01

then some more knives I was privileged to get to see and hold starting with Rock Solid Knives

And a W.I.P. Sword

A W.A.Surls original

and one of my favorites.  Andy at Fiddleback forge brings his grinder and some work with him.  He also will grind anyones knife made there, I caught him giving a few lessons also!  Way to Go Fiddleback Forge!

 

Comment by Jan Carter on November 1, 2016 at 19:49

You may recognize this young man from Forged in Fire

Comment by Jan Carter on November 1, 2016 at 19:46

The rope cutting was a lot of fun

Allan Surls from WA Surls knives went right through with his tanto 

Comment by Jan Carter on November 1, 2016 at 19:38

Better late than never LOL.  The second day of the Hammer In brought some wonderful folks out

AND I got to play with a few knives, this is Mr. Hammers' work

Someone came by and showed me a couple Swedish knives made by Wolfgang Maus and they were sweet!

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