I have been making knives for three years. I recently was fortunate enough to appear on a television Knife making competition called forged in fire. There are not many other makers out there with that distinction. My biggest obstacle is gaining enough business to be able to do this full-time
Honestly myself and my family benefit from this idea! I am a builder and will be 53 years old this year. It is becoming obvious that this physical work is not sustainable the older I get. So I would love to be able to transitionInto a trade that I truly love to support myself and family
What I Will Do With $5,000
I would buy a large piece of equipment called a forge press. This will allow me to make a multi layered steel called Damascus. Knives made with Damascus are easily worth twice what the same knife made with mono steel is. Making Damascus knives will almost double my revenue while only partially adding to my production requirements.