Meet Rich Patterson, NorthStar Forge’s latest guest instructor

Meet Rich Patterson, NorthStar Forge’s latest guest instructor

NorthStar Forge is excited to welcome its newest guest instructor, ABS Journeyman Smith Rich Patterson of Patterson Blades, to share his knife-making skills as part of a rough-forged chef knife class in June. NorthStar Forge Founder Jason Kraus met Patterson in 2018...
Featured Maker: Luke Dellmyer, JS; Hellertown, PA

Featured Maker: Luke Dellmyer, JS; Hellertown, PA

If you’ve browsed our online shop, you’ve seen the knives from the talented Luke Dellmyer – Jason’s dear friend and fellow ABS Journeyman Smith. Whether it’s his awesome folding knives or his Damascus camp knives, we’re excited to host his craftsmanship! Jason met...
Jake Krzenski joins NorthStar Forge as assistant instructor

Jake Krzenski joins NorthStar Forge as assistant instructor

Good news . . . NorthStar Forge is growing! To keep up with demand, we’ve invited Jake Krzenski to help out, leading a few classes of his own. Jake has been great helping out with group classes, so we’re excited for him to be even more involved at the...
Meet the first member of Northstar Forge

Meet the first member of Northstar Forge

‘I have always had a love affair with knives’ – Dr. Chris  After taking his first railroad spike knife class in February of 2020, it didn’t take long for Chris Tillotson (aka Dr. Chris) to realize one class just wasn’t enough. Not only was Chris the...
Northstar Forge hosts Nick Rossi as first guest instructor

Northstar Forge hosts Nick Rossi as first guest instructor

One of the goals with the shop expansion has been to host guest instructors, so that Jason and other fellow smiths can learn advanced techniques from some of the best knifemakers. Knowing Master Smith Nick Rossi would be visiting from Maine as the featured instructor...
Behind the Scenes: Northstar Forge Shop Expansion Spring 2023

Behind the Scenes: Northstar Forge Shop Expansion Spring 2023

Patching holes to the newly acquired shop space Fellow ABS Journeyman Smith and buddy Rich Patterson with Jason after putting up walls for additional rooms. Jason measuring for his new office space! It’s not “all work and no play” around Northstar...