Williams, Lonnie (Bare Foot Forge)

I'm a twice wounded Vietnam vet who grew up under a father who was a machinist and compulsive fabricator and as they say, "the nut doesn't fall far from the tree". I started making knives in 1993 as a natural progression from building muzzle loading rifles, with big blades and tomahawks being part of the black powder culture and charisma. Before long, I discovered I loved folders more then I did flintlocks and had the extreme good fortune to meet two great people and great talents, Butch and Rainy Vallotton. They helped me as I struggled along and were even generous enough to share their table with me at my first OKCA show here in Oregon. With their inspiration, I built mostly autos until 2008 when Vietnam caught up with me and I couldn't handle the big crowds at the shows anymore. In the spring of 2018 however, the bug re-bit me and now I find it therapeutic to be in the shop or out on the hydraulic press. I enjoy forging my own Damascus and experimenting with my own patterns. My long term plans are to return to what I love doing, building one of a kind folders... one at a time. God has been good to me.

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  1. Button Lock
    Button Lock
    By: Williams, Lonnie (Bare Foot Forge)
    Date Added: 08/19/19
    Price: $775.00
  2. Iron Punk
    Iron Punk
    By: Williams, Lonnie (Bare Foot Forge)
    Date Added: 07/05/19
    Price: $3,495.00
  3. Gentleman's Linerlock
    Gentleman's Linerlock
    By: Williams, Lonnie (Bare Foot Forge)
    Date Added: 05/14/19
    Price: $795.00
  4. Blue Pearl Button Lock
    Blue Pearl Button Lock
    By: Williams, Lonnie (Bare Foot Forge)
    Date Added: 04/23/19
    Price: $695.00
  5. Extinction
    Extinction
    By: Williams, Lonnie (Bare Foot Forge)
    Date Added: 04/10/19
    Price: $850.00
  6. "Silver Bird" Damascus and Pearl Liner Lock
    "Silver Bird" Damascus and Pearl Liner Lock
    By: Williams, Lonnie (Bare Foot Forge)
    Date Added: 04/10/19
    Price: $650.00
  7. Damascus Mokume and Pearl Button Lock
    Damascus Mokume and Pearl Button Lock
    By: Williams, Lonnie (Bare Foot Forge)
    Date Added: 03/22/19
    Price: $745.00
  8. Gentleman's Liner lock
    Gentleman's Liner lock
    By: Williams, Lonnie (Bare Foot Forge)
    Date Added: 12/26/18
    Price: $695.00
  9. D/A Scale Release Automatic
    D/A Scale Release Automatic
    By: Williams, Lonnie (Bare Foot Forge)
    Date Added: 11/17/17
    Price: $495.00
  10. Automatic
    Automatic
    By: Williams, Lonnie (Bare Foot Forge)
    Date Added: 09/25/12
    Price: $175.00
  11. Automatic
    Automatic
    By: Williams, Lonnie (Bare Foot Forge)
    Date Added: 10/30/09
    Price: $395.00
  12. Damascus & Pearl Auto
    Damascus & Pearl Auto
    By: Williams, Lonnie (Bare Foot Forge)
    Date Added: 08/14/09
    Price: $810.00

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