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Artisan NameNick Bachtel
Artisan CategoryTomahawks, axes, knives and forgings
Artisan Bio

My name is Nick Bachtel, and I am a self taught bladesmith from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. I am 21yrs old and have nearly 3 years of forging experience.. All of my work is inspired by early American craftsmen to present day contemporary artists. I plan to someday hold classes to teach and promote early American bladesmithing. I wish to attract younger folks to the beauty of early American artwork.

I enjoy educating and talking about everything knives and history so don't hesitate to ask a question!

Most of my work consists of commission pieces and every once in a while I'll post a one off.

CompanyNick M. Bachtel Steel & Leather
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AddressCuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
United States
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Phone(330) 907-5293
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