Damascus Bowie by Ray Rybar
Pieh Tool offers periodic bladesmith classes with Ray Rybar in Camp Verde, Arizona. Classes are geared toward beginner to intermediate skill levels. Blacksmithing experience is recommended. Consider taking our beginning blacksmith class first.
*All students enrolled in our classes may take advantage of store wide 10% discount on merchandise purchases made during the class session.
Exclusions: Power or Treadle Hammers, Fly Presses, Milwaukee Electric Power Tools, Jet Machinery & Equipment, Johnson Furnaces, Wilton equipment or any of the aforementioned accessories. Also excludes Classes, Gift Certificates and Sale items.
Ray began forging blades in 1972 and joined the American Bladesmith Association in 1986. In 2001 he attained the coveted status of ABS Master. Ray works almost exclusively with patterned steel and enjoys crafting all types of knives. His favorites are long bladed and are frequently decorated with biblical passages. Ray, a contributor to Blade Magazine and a nationally known instructor. Take this rare opportunity to learn from a true artist and master craftsman!
As an Artist blacksmith, I direct my primary effort to cutlery but not exclusively. I am most known for bold Damascus patterns, and more recently, near impossibly intricate mosaics.
The Inspiration for my most sought after works comes from scripture and is centered on Biblical themes. I conduct my business under the premise that if art is your master, it will become your idol. If it is your servant, it will become your ministry.