Sunday, February 5, 2012

E. Scott McGhee Receives ABS Journeyman Smith Certification

On Friday, January 27th at 9:15 am, E. Scott McGhee came out of the judging room in San Antonio with a smile on his face and a load off his shoulders. After laying down his five best knives at 7:45 for the inspection of master and journeyman smiths, the judges finally presented their verdict, and seven out of seven gave him the nod. Later that day, Scott and several other ABS knife makers picked up their JS stamps.

Scott will continue to work as an arborist part-time but with stamp in hand plans to increase the amount of time he spends at home forging knives. Now a new journey begins - the quest become a full-time knifemaker and a master bladesmith . . . think "Damascus, Damascus, Damascus".