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Robert Martin - Shadow Mountain Forge - Idaho Falls, ID

Robert P. Martin made his first knife in 1978 as a youngster and has been a full-time knifemaker since 2007. He does his own heat treating, grinding and handle work. He likes to work with pattern forge welded Damascus as well as carbon and stainless steels. A United States Marine Corps veteran his knife background includes metallurgy classes, working at a knife production company and being mentored while an apprentice under Guy Isom and Grand Leavitt at Shadow Mountain Forge which he now owns. “Utility is paramount … Buy the knife, not the hype.”