Maker Profile • Ring of Fire Forge • Passion. Performance.

Maker Profile

Daniel Erickson – Snohomish Washington
I built my first knife in 2002. A year later, my wife found a knife maker who helped me forge my own blades. “Ring of Fire Forge” was born from the sparks off the anvil that day.
Since then I have endeavored to learn all I can about mans earliest tool, the knife. My knives are designed with passion and built to perform, from my artistic high end pieces to my basic working models. They are built to serve you a lifetime.
It all started in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana. I grew up with yearly hunting and fishing trips. On these excursions with my father, we always carried a sharp knife with us.
In my early years I was a prep cook, line cook, and head cook. I studied architecture in college. I owned my own construction business for ten years. My knife has always been a tool I relied on.
___  How I Work: ________________________________________________
I build the blade, guard and handle from raw materials. I forge, grind and heat treat the blade. The whole knife is hand finished and assembled on my work bench.
I use only the best materials. My quest is for the most beautiful, most unusual, highest quality that I can bring to my work.
I test my blades to ensure a good cutting edge. Every so often I test a blade to destruction. This ensures that I am building the best possible blade.
___  Associations: ______________________________________________
I am a Journeyman Smith with the American Bladesmith Society. I am also a member, or have been a part of, of the Washington Knife Collectors Association, Montana Knife makers Association and the Oregon Knife Collectors Association.
___ Final Thought: _____________________________________________
Few people take the time to invest in a knife they can cherish. I build knives for those who want something more than ordinary.