About Me

IMG_2300Hi, I am James

Welcome to my site.  As you can see I have many interests.  First and foremost I am a knife maker.  I was privileged to take the Intro. Course at the American Bladesmith Society (A.B.S.) School under Master Smith Jim Batson in October 1998.

In October 1999 I took a Handle & Guards Class with Master Smith Joe Keeslar and in October 2002 I took a Damascus class with Master Smith Tim Foster.

I earned my Journeymen Smith Rating with the (A.B.S.) in2003. I have taken other classes as well.  Quillion Dagger Class with Master Smith Kevin Cashen and several others.

I am a flintknapper of 20 years and was the co-host of the Clinch River Knap-in for 10 years and still attend many knap-ins.

I do wood working and wood carving as well as antler, bone, shell, stone and ivory.


I attended the standard course at Tom Brown’s Survival School in 1993.  I have studied primitive skills, survival skills and bush craft for many years.  I teach survival classes though out the year.  I also teach survival classes with Darryl Patton of Gadsen, AL.  Darryl has a great website that you can visit at http://thesouthernherbalist.com/.

I have studied the Art of Ninjutsu since the late 80’s and I have earned a 6th degree black belt.

I hope you enjoy the site, and drop me a email or call anytime.



James Gibson

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