Anvil Forged Handmade Knives, Handmade Viking Seaxes and More! Utility Knives, Camp and Hunting Knives…
elcome to Forged in Time MN, where every blade is hand forged. That means we heat the steel in a coal forge to an average temperature of 1900° Fahrenheit and shape our knives, daggers, swords and more, by striking them with a hammer against an anvil. This method does two things: it increases the toughness (shock absorbency) and refines the grain structure.
By actually hammering the steel of a knife or a sword, the grain structure of the steel is fractured and compacted, forming smaller carbides that improve the edge-holding ability of the blade. This increases the toughness of the blade and the efficiency with which it handles the various stresses it is subjected to.
We use a hard-soft heat-treating method that provides for handmade knives that are harder along the edge but softer at the back of the blade. This, when combined with hand-forging, not only imparts better edge-holding but also toughness. The harder edge retains its cutting ability for longer and the soft back withstands shock better. All of this adds up to better handmade blades.
Since 2004, Forged in Time has offered custom (made to order) swords, axes, and knives of all kinds. At this point we are moving from being primarily a custom shop, to offering only completed works.
All items currently being offered for sale are made by Forged in Time apprentice, Mike Sheppard, are completely finished, and are ready to ship as is. We are not offering customization or rebuilds on any products at this time due to the backlog of custom orders we currently have.