been working with tool steel since 1977 and as a professional knife
has had the opportunity to work with some of the best bladesmiths
and blacksmiths in the country.
additional experience after receiving an Idaho Arts Council grant
in 1985 which allowed him to
apprentice with a traditional Japanese swordsmith.
taken his knowledge and skill and applied them to the making of fine
woodworking hand tools.
“In 25 years of chair-making, I’ve used many scorps. Barr’s is the best.”
Curtis Buchanan, Jonesborough, TN