Alder Letter Opener

Scrap steel barstock forged into a classic blade profile and pressure mounted in a piece of hand-carved driftwood.

Island Blacksmith: Hand forged ironwork

This is another piece that came out of the collaborative agricultural steel project. Raw material for this piece was reclaimed farm equipment from my grandparents’ farm. Made from lower carbon steel, this blade is not sharp and therefore one of the Serious Letter Opener series.

The blade was forged from a reclaimed agricultural rod and finished entirely by hand using hammer and files. The handle has a hand carved window that displays the tang of the blade along the back of the handle. The blade is 4.25″ long and the overall length is about 8.5″.

Material: Reclaimed agricultural steel, alder driftwood

Island Blacksmith: Hand forged ironwork

Island Blacksmith: Hand forged ironwork