Bladesmith's Apprentice Episode Two: Robert Burns


An appropriate name for a worker in hot steel, Robert Burns is the owner of Wilderness Ironworks . He is a master craftsman, always pushing himself to be better. We talk about his starting, tips on forge welding for beginners, two of his knives: the Van Helsing bowie ( and the La Brea bowie, which he posted in a complete work-in-progress thread here:

Finally, we talk about learning from a mentor; what a master is looking for in an apprenticeship.