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CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

Want to make a basic, bushcraft knife?

Two day knife forging/making workshops are offered as demand arises, for up to 3 students at a time.

Have a specific idea for a knife or other forged thing you'd like to learn how to make?.. Let's talk about it.. Send me an email and maybe we figure something out. 

PRODUCTS

My focus is custom knives, but I do some custom forged pieces as well.  Scroll around to get a sense of my work.

If you like what you see...

Shoot me an email to start a conversation about commissioning a piece.

To inquire about classes, commission a knife or request forging services:

 

MY WORK

Over the years I have forged many things: hooks, candle holders, bracelets, hinges, old timey plow parts, bells, corkscrews, bottle openers, and a bunch of other junk...but my main focus is knife making.

I forge, grind and sand my knives with care and intention directed at the balance point between beauty and function...But also, I try my hardest to make them with garbage and ethically harvested materials.  Look closely and you'll see old truck leaf springs, bits of rebar, bullet casings, door knobs, yogurt lids, wood salvaged from clear cuts and firewood piles, pallets, and a bunch of other trash, transformed into something new, useful, and hopefully beautiful.

Below you can see examples of my past work. For inquiries about custom orders and commissions, send me a message on contact page.

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Large bushcraft knife w/ "my-carta" handle scales (old denim and t-shirt material)

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Small partial tang, cable damascus blade and bolster, lychee handle

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Small through tang knife, cable damascus blade and bolster, lychee wood handle

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Rebar bottle opener

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Small full tang knife, Black walnut handle scales

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Rebar corkscrew

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Rebar corkscrew

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Rebar hooks

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Large, full tang, survival knife, leaf spring blade, Black Walnut handle scales, leather sheath, ferro rod with Black Walnut handle

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Leather sheath, ferro rod with figured maple handle

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Large, full tang, survival knife, leaf spring blade, figured maple handle scales, leather sheath, ferro rod with figured maple handle

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Small chefs knife, partial tang, spring steel blade, tempering colors present, copper bolster and rivet, mesquite wood handle

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Small chefs knife, partial tang, spring steel blade, tempering colors present, copper bolster and rivet, Padauk wood handle

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Small chefs knife, partial tang, spring steel blade, tempering colors present, copper bolster and rivet, Osage wood handle

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Chefs knife, partial tang, spring steel blade, copper bolster and rivet, highly figured Maple wood handle

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Chefs knife, partial tang, spring steel blade, tempering colors present, copper bolster and rivet, highly figured Maple wood handle

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Chefs knife, partial tang, spring steel blade, tempering colors present, copper bolster and rivet, Osage wood handle

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Chefs knife, partial tang, spring steel blade, copper bolster and rivet, Black Walnut handle

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Commissioned bushcraft knife with bear tooth inlay, spring steel blade, Black Walnut handle scales

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Commissioned bushcraft knives with bear tooth inlay, spring steel blade, Black Walnut handle scales

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Bracelets made from forged upcycled steel tent stakes.

Twisted upcycled rebar hooks.

Pocket bushcraft knife with road kill mule deer antler handle and copper bolster.

Bracelets made from forged upcycled steel tent stakes.

Twisted upcycled rebar hooks mounted on a reclaimed cedar board.

 

WHO IS UPCYCLE FORGES?

In 2013 Lucas Rebrovic launched Upcycle Forges. After receiving a degree in Environmental Science and attending the Wilderness Awareness School, he turned his attention to developing knife making skills. Building on the flint knapping he learned in his early years, he began designing and forging knives from reclaimed and scrap materials for his personal use. Forging in an outdoor fire, Lucas has a deep understanding of the properties of metal. As an experienced woodsmen, who has spent weeks living off the land, he knows the importance of a having good knife in a survival kit. Always working to improve his skills, he focuses on making practical items that feel balanced in the hand and functional in the field. Luke now lives and works in Duvall, Washington, where he makes knives, teaches children and adults outdoor skills, and continues to refine his craft.

 

CONTACT UPCYCLE FORGES

EMAIL

UpcycleForges@gmail.com

PHONE
513-319-9049

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