Gary Don Crawford of Oklahoma, USA


Bladesmith Gary Don Crawford of Oklahoma

(Photos by Gary Don Crawford)

gary don crawford of oklahoma


"RUSTY", the Appalachian Power Hammer in Oklahoma

Hello, my name is Gary Don Crawford.  I'm from Cherokee County, Oklahoma.

I am a full-time welding instructor and part-time bladesmith.  I have been making my own Damascus for many years, all done the old fashion way with hammer and anvil.

I built my version of Rusty using mostly scrap metal that I have collected over the years. Total cost was around $300.

This hammer works great and has helped to speed up the process of making Damascus.  What used to take me 3 weekends, now I can do in 3 hours. Here is a picture of my hammer.

Thanks, Gary Don



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