KMG Belt Grinder Fund

As many of you know, I have begun my journey to Master Bladesmith. I joined the American Bladesmith Society as an Apprentice in May of 2017 and hope to achieve my Master title in the next 5 or 6 years.

Only one problem....I am still missing an essential tool for knifemaking - the belt grinder. Once I have it, I can finally start producing quality blades for the world and gaining the experience I need to achieve my goals.

As a thank you, I'd like to offer anyone who donates at least $100 a custom blade of O1 tool steel. You can choose between a drop point hunter, skinner(my own design) , or a kitchen pairing knife. And each blade will be outfitted with a wood handle (grain structures vary in woods so you can be sure no one else will have the same knife you do). Also donations of $150 or more come with a black Kydex sheath fitted to your custom blade.

I will be happy to supply pictures of the blade profile options. Just get in touch with me to make your selection.

Keep in mind, this offer is only valid if I am able to raise the necessary funds to make the purchase. Should I not be able to raise enough money, your donations will be refunded in full.

Any and all donations are greatly appreciated!


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Payton Pelland 
Flagstaff, AZ
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