Welcome to the Red Dog Forge.

To view my work go to the Knives menu above, click any of the images to start the slideshow.

My name is Shane Stainton, I'm a blacksmith and blade smith living and working in a small studio in upstate New York.
I strive to continue the smithing tradition as it was found in the mid eighteenth century, a time when the smith relied on the craft in their hands and heart. All of my work is done using a coal fired forge and hammmered by hand.
If you have any questions about any work by all means drop me a line.

Custom orders are gladly taken, feel free to contact me about your needs.

My many thanks to the folks at The Outpost for the inspiration to actually follow through with my dream, and Steve Gurzler (Master Macsen Felinfoel) for the inspiration to get on with it!

  • Bocote bowie ~ profile
    Bocote Handled Bowie ~ 1095 steel ~ nickel silver guard and spacer ~ vulcanized fiber accents ~ mosaic pinning ~ bocote wood handle ~ SOLD ~
  • Bocote Bowie ~ Detail
    Bocote Handled Bowie ~ 1095 steel ~ nickel silver guard and spacer ~ vulcanized fiber accents ~ mosaic pinning ~ bocote wood handle ~ SOLD ~
  • Bocote Bowie ~ Blade detail
    Bocote Handled Bowie ~ 1095 steel ~ nickel silver guard and spacer ~ vulcanized fiber accents ~ mosaic pinning ~ bocote wood handle ~ SOLD ~
  • Bocote Bowie ~ Spine Detail
    Bocote Handled Bowie ~ 1095 steel ~ nickel silver guard and spacer ~ vulcanized fiber accents ~ mosaic pinning ~ bocote wood handle ~ SOLD ~
  • Atheme
    this athame dagger is based on early celtic leaf patterned blades. the handle is made from elk antler with ebony and mammoth ivory. ~ the guard is made from nickel silver. ~ the steel is hand forged 1095 high carbon steel.~ overall length is 15 and 1/2 inches with a blade length of 7 and 3/8 inches from guard to tip. ~ SOLD ~
  • Atheme ~ bolster
    this athame dagger is based on early celtic leaf patterned blades. the handle is made from elk antler with ebony and mammoth ivory. ~ the guard is made from nickel silver. ~ the steel is hand forged 1095 high carbon steel.~ overall length is 15 and 1/2 inches with a blade length of 7 and 3/8 inches from guard to tip. ~ SOLD ~
  • Atheme ~ blade
    this athame dagger is based on early celtic leaf patterned blades. the handle is made from elk antler with ebony and mammoth ivory. ~ the guard is made from nickel silver. ~ the steel is hand forged 1095 high carbon steel.~ overall length is 15 and 1/2 inches with a blade length of 7 and 3/8 inches from guard to tip. ~ SOLD ~
  • Atheme ~ handle
    this athame dagger is based on early celtic leaf patterned blades. the handle is made from elk antler with ebony and mammoth ivory. ~ the guard is made from nickel silver. ~ the steel is hand forged 1095 high carbon steel.~ overall length is 15 and 1/2 inches with a blade length of 7 and 3/8 inches from guard to tip. ~ SOLD ~
  • Hunter
    1084 steel ~ guard in nickel silver ~ bolster in brass ~ a built handle comprised of padauk wood, mild steel and brass pinning. ~ ~SOLD~
  • hunter ~ guard detail
    1084 steel ~ guard in nickel silver ~ bolster in brass ~ a built handle comprised of padauk wood, mild steel and brass pinning. ~ ~SOLD~
  • Hunter ~ spine
    1084 steel ~ guard in nickel silver ~ bolster in brass ~ a built handle comprised of padauk wood, mild steel and brass pinning. ~ ~SOLD~
  • Hunter ~ under detail
    1084 steel ~ guard in nickel silver ~ bolster in brass ~ a built handle comprised of padauk wood, mild steel and brass pinning. ~ ~SOLD~
  • Sgian Dubh ~ Profile
    1084 steel ~ nickel silver guard ~ elk and ebony handle with vulcanized fiber accents ~ SOLD
  • Sgian Dubh ~ Detail
    1084 steel ~ nickel silver guard ~ elk and ebony handle with vulcanized fiber accents ~ SOLD
  • Sgian Dubh ~ Spine
    1084 steel ~ nickel silver guard ~ elk and ebony handle with vulcanized fiber accents ~ SOLD
  • Sgian Dubh ~ Sheath
    1084 steel ~ nickel silver guard ~ elk and ebony handle with vulcanized fiber accents ~ SOLD
  • Built Handle Fighter
    blade is O1 tool steel, guard and handle spacer are mild, bolster is antique wrought iron, handle slabs are bird's eye maple. entirely hand forged and finished with hand tools, with exception to the laynard hole which was drilled in a press. SOLD
  • Built Handle FighterII
    blade is O1 tool steel, guard and handle spacer are mild, bolster is antique wrought iron, handle slabs are bird's eye maple. entirely hand forged and finished with hand tools, with exception to the laynard hole which was drilled in a press. SOLD
  • Built Handle Fighter III
    blade is O1 tool steel, guard and handle spacer are mild, bolster is antique wrought iron, handle slabs are bird's eye maple. entirely hand forged and finished with hand tools, with exception to the laynard hole which was drilled in a press. SOLD
  • Built Handle Fighter IV
    blade is O1 tool steel, guard and handle spacer are mild, bolster is antique wrought iron, handle slabs are bird's eye maple. entirely hand forged and finished with hand tools, with exception to the laynard hole which was drilled in a press. SOLD
  • Curly Maple Dagger
    Blade, guard, and pommel forged from 5160 steel, handle is curly maple pinned with brass. SOLD
  • custom bowie
    1095 steel wrought iron guards handle is rosewood and maple with a mammoth ivory lozenge bleach etched for patina vegtan hand stitched sheathed OAL around 13 inches blades about 9 inch SOLD
  • custom bowie sheathed
    1095 steel wrought iron guards handle is rosewood and maple with a mammoth ivory lozenge bleach etched for patina vegtan hand stitched sheathed OAL around 13 inches blades about 9 inch SOLD
  • custom ordered bushcrafter
    dyed tiger maple, with veg tan spacers, blade is 1095hc SOLD
  • custom ordered bushcrafter II
    dyed tiger maple, with veg tan spacers, blade is 1095hc SOLD
  • custom ordered bushcrafter III
    dyed tiger maple, with veg tan spacers, blade is 1095hc SOLD
  • Intergal Handled Drop Point
    1095 steel with brass insets and a labradorite stone~ hand stitched vegtan sheath SOLD
  • Sub-hilt Fighter
    5160 Steel ~ fittings forged from antique wrought and acid etched to show grain~ thuya burl, purpleheart, and maple~ vegtan sheath with soapstone slider~ SOLD
  • Mini Bowie
    Mini-Bowie~ Made from 1095~ wrought iron guard with wrought iron and leather spacers~ Cherry burl handle ~ carved deer pommel with a Constantinian Roman coin circa 350 AD inset.~ SOLD
  • Pommelcoin2
    Mini-Bowie~ Made from 1095~ wrought iron guard with wrought iron and leather spacers~ Cherry burl handle ~ carved deer pommel with a Constantinian Roman coin circa 350 AD inset.~ SOLD
  • Fantasy Skinner
    1095 steel with Brazilian cherry handle, style influenced early Mygar daggers. SOLD
  • Jims Knife
    This knife was a request for a friend to replace his old schrade, as his original knife had bellied on the blade from years of sharpening. I traced his knife and made a mockup. steel 1095 Curly Maple handle with brass and rod pinning and leather spacers this was the first time I went for the hammer finish and also the first time I had done rod and tube pinning
 

Shane Stainton
Blacksmith
(518) 705 5218

knives@forgedknives.net
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