Carl Rechsteiner
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Trackrock Hammer-in Spring Event Notice

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carl Rechsteiner Mar 11, 2014. 2 Replies

     Trackrock Hammer-in              Spring Event   2014 Notice:           Open to all & no admission feesDate:              Weekend of March 28th & 29th     Location:      Trackrock…Continue


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Mar 27, 2023
J.J. Smith III commented on Carl Rechsteiner's event 'Carl Rechsteiner'
"Hopefully, this will be my year to attend. "
Jan 22, 2023

Carl Rechsteiner posted an event

Carl Rechsteiner at Trackrock Campgrounds & Stables

March 17, 2023 to March 18, 2023
Trackrock Spring 2023 EventMarch 17th & 18thSee More
Jan 22, 2023

Carl Rechsteiner replied to Dennis Hibar's discussion My 2022 Christmas GAW
"Carl Rechsteiner Very Gracious of you. Have a blessed Christmas!"
Nov 25, 2022

Carl Rechsteiner posted a status
"Getting ready for Trackrock HI Sept 30 -Oct 1"
Sep 8, 2022

Carl Rechsteiner commented on Jan Carter's event 'Trackrock Hammer-in Fall 2022'
"I think Scott has a very talented farrier set up to do a horseshoe making demo on Sat. morning at the event. Of course there will be a lot of other smiths there as well doing their thing. It's one heck of a free event."
Aug 10, 2022

Carl Rechsteiner is attending Jan Carter's event

Trackrock Hammer-in Fall 2022 at Trackrock Campground Blairsville, Ga

September 30, 2022 at 8am to October 1, 2022 at 5pm
Great News: Open to all with no admission fee!Activities: Blade and Blacksmithing, Hawk Forging, Leather crafting and Anything Knife related.Who: Anyone interested in knives, knife making, Hawks,leather work,collecting, trading, etc.watch , meet and talk with some of the Souths most talented makers and craftsmen and women.See discard steel, scrap metal, wood and bone transformed into functional works of art.General: Craftsmen and visitors from all over the USA and other countries, Finished…See More
Aug 10, 2022

Carl Rechsteiner replied to J. R. Reeves's discussion Shop Tips in the group Custom Knives
"Just a note on precaution Andy. Be careful to make sure you don't apply too much lateral feed pressure. Spindle bearings in all but the most robust drill presses are not designed to handle lateral stress. Camel bone probably cuts…"
Apr 2, 2022

Carl Rechsteiner replied to J. R. Reeves's discussion Shop Tips in the group Custom Knives
"Always have several old sawblades laying around that wind up as broaches eventually. Actually those old junked handsaws are easy to convert as well and you can make any length you might need. Make up a few with the teeth working on "draw"…"
Jan 13, 2022

Carl Rechsteiner commented on T.A.DAVISON's group Custom Knives
"I've seen a few posting from Central America on fB. Might do a search on there."
Jan 13, 2022

Carl Rechsteiner replied to Jan Carter's discussion 2021-22 New Years knife Contest
"I AM IN!"
Dec 27, 2021

Carl Rechsteiner commented on Tamera Kitchens's group Mini knife makers and collectors
"Not been on here in a good while so thought I'd check in. Been making a few miniatures in between custom order projects just to keep my hand in. Here's a few I've done recently."
Nov 8, 2021

Carl Rechsteiner commented on T.A.DAVISON's group Custom Knives
"Harry Karmun - send me a two way ticket and I'll go down there and make you one."
Nov 8, 2021

Carl Rechsteiner left a comment for Jan Carter
"Thanks for the well wishes Jan. Really hate that I couldn't make Trackrock this fall. My first miss since I started the event way back when. Life just gets too full sometimes. Miss seeing you and Donnie."
Oct 15, 2020
Jan Carter left a comment for Carl Rechsteiner
"Happy Birthday to a great mentor and friend"
Oct 14, 2020

Carl Rechsteiner replied to Jan Carter's discussion A Hammer in during Covid ?!! Heck YES
"Thanks for sharing the pics Jan. Wish I could have been there - My first and only miss (I hope)."
Sep 30, 2020

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How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
Tamera Kitchens
Do you currently subscribe to any knife publication (offline)
How long have you collected knives?
61 to 65 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
Like 'em all
About Me
Bladesmith/knifemaker 50+ years; Master Artist; Charter member and past president Georgia Custom Knifemakers' Guild; Voting member The Knifemakers' Guild; Co-founder and instigator of Trackrock Hammer-ins; President of FOOSRK

UGA 1972 BSFR/Wildlife Biology; Professional ISA Certified Instrumentation Specialist; Environmental Impact Engineer, Rtd. Water/Wastewater certification.

Finally retired to full time Bladesmithing/knifemaking
Bladesmithing; Teaching Bladesmithing to youngsters
Flyfishing & kayaking
Hunting - blackpowder & pistol
Anything that requires being in the woods
Other Hobbies
Miniature Knifemaking
Carving and Lapidary

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At 19:52 on October 14, 2020, Jan Carter said…

Happy Birthday to a great mentor and friend

At 20:12 on October 14, 2018, Jan Carter said…

Happy Birthday my friend!

At 15:27 on October 15, 2017, Jan Carter said…

At 5:14 on October 15, 2016,
Carl Rechsteiner

Thanks for all the well wishes folks - love the knife cards (of course). Those of you that know me know that my "biggy" for my birthday is being able to hold the Trackrock Hammer-in's each fall. Hope those that can will join us.

At 14:14 on October 14, 2016, Steve Scheuerman (Manx) said…

At 17:42 on October 13, 2016, Jan Carter said…

At 17:58 on October 14, 2015, Steve Scheuerman (Manx) said…

At 9:09 on October 13, 2015, Jan Carter said…

At 23:33 on April 1, 2015, Jim Kitchens said…

Yes, I knew Susie and Clay.


At 0:50 on January 1, 2015, J.J. Smith III said…


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