Hello and a Happy 2019!

 All of us here at Salamander Armoury would like to send our wishes for a Happy 2019 to all of you and yours.....

Well I am entering my 5th decade of making blades and I plan on another couple decades after this..which brings up to an UPDATE!!

New Items on the "In Stock" pages as well as a couple of older pieces that I took in for trade a long while back that somehow got packed away and I have just rediscovered them..these are all available for immediate sale.. So please take a look...

All in all I am back to work and starting to finally get back up to my usual level of production after that 7 and a half month hiatus..So please check back in a day or two for another very interesting announcement..

Until then, best wishes to all and thank you for your continued interest.



UPDATE!!  New Items Posted!!

Hello!!  I just posted several new pattern welded blades and are they GORGEOUS!! So, if would be so kind as to take a look at what is new on our "In Stock" pages I think you may find something to pique your interest! One of these is a brand new pattern (well i think I am the first to do this) that I have posted... Take a look!! It is GORGEOUS!!

What is coming:.. I am starting a run of high carbon swords, war hammers and a few high carbon daggers as soon as I am finished with this last few pattern welded pieces.. Once they are completed I will post when they are ready to go.. In the mean time..

I will be finishing up all sorts of little "odds and ends" pieces  as they "come up"  some will be very interesting as they say.... so please check in every now and then to see what is new..You may be surprised.. In fact, I know you will because I know what I am working on  (heh heh heh)..

We here at Salamander Armoury want to say THANK YOU to all of you who have been "there" for us.. We greatly appreciate your support over all of these years, especially this last year..for without your generous support we wouldn't be "here"  (Jim is in his 50th ...YES 50th!! year of bladesmithing we are going stronger than ever !!!) hammering out high quality blades hand forged by a Master Smith.. Thank you...




I just listed some really NICE pattern welded pieces on the "In Stock" pages.. and more are coming!!

UPDATE!! We are back!! I am back in the swing as they say after a close to 7 month hiatus due to the move from Henderson down here to Spring Hill..  I am still getting use to the new studio..I am spending about half of my time trying to remember where I put stuff in our new studio..I have half again as much room than our old one and well..it's nice but I am still getting use to it!!

What is coming... I am doing a run of sgain dubhs in both pattern welded and high carbon steel..The first ones should be up this weekend..I will be putting out another update when they are done and listed.

So take a peek at the new items and if you have any questions or would like any additional photos..all you have to do is ask!

I want to thank you all for your continued support and patronage. It is GREATLY appreciated indeed!!

Best to all!!




An update!! This fall I enter my 50th year in Bladesmithing! What a ride it has been so far...and I wish to thank all that have supported me over the years and well..I am not planning on quitting any time soon so here's to whatever the future may hold!!

Which brings us to this: NEW ITEMS!

Finally I am up and running and the first few "Florida Made" blades are up and available on my in stock pages. These are NICE pieces and honestly..I am feeling it as far as the down time I had moving and building our new studio... However these blades turned out GREAT even though they did take a bit longer to make than usual thanks to my being a bit "rusty". Worry not..I am well on the way to bouncing back to my usual cantankerous self..  So take a peak and see what's new/// More blades are on the way....

As always if you have any questions, or wish any additional photos, simply ask..I will do my best to address your inquiries.. 

THANK YOU ALL for 50 years of adventure...



This is a MAJOR UPDATE..... Things are changing here at Salamander Armoury..So without further adieu let's get into it.

FIRST!!  We are MOVING..Yes after some 25 years in Nevada we are MOVING down south. We should complete the move by the end of this year and be back up and running sometime around the later part of January/earl February 2018. WE ARE NOT GOING OUT OF BUSINESS. In fact I will be still here in Nevada while Sue is down securing the property as well as helping me arrange for a new studio to be built. The plan is for me to continue to work here for the next 2 1/2 months or so and then move everything studio wise down there.. so not to worry..I am still hammering away and will for as long as I can up here prior to the final move...In fact I intend to work as many extra hours as I can in order to get stuff up and posted here for direct sale, so please stop by and take a look

SECOND: This one is a heart breaker.. This last June, my publisher Peder Lund passed on while in Finland... I just gotten word that as of 31 Dec, 2017 Paladin Press..the publishing house that has been so very good to me and has kept my books in print for the last 30 some odd years is closing their doors. This means that as of Jan 1, 2018 my books will no longer be available for original sale.  HOWEVER....all copyrights and properties entailed in my books and my videos revert back to me on 1 Jan, 2018 and I am already in the process of speaking with a new publishing house to get these books back in print and once more available. I WILL keep you all posted on this as things progress.

Third!! NEW STUFF!!!  We have a lot of new stuff up and ready for immediate sale...Axes!! a whole mess of them...Spears!! a passel full of those as well..and some more pattern welded blades, including a really unique (I call it weird..but what Hell..) , fantasy inspired cross between a shamshir and yatagan.  A most wicked blade indeed with a drop dead patterning  and just plain gorgeous.. It is a monster that is for certain.. 

Fourth: I have decided due to all the calls and e-mail I have been getting to list several of my prototype pieces I made for the Japanese section of my 4th book...These are signed as prototypes as well as the materials used and blade construction. I will be listing these this weekend. With all of the interest in these, I can honestly say these pieces will probably move quickly so if you have an interest in one of them..ACT swiftly cause once these are gone..that is it.

So..that's the scoop on what is going on around here...so please take a look and see what we have that is new and exciting  offered for sale.  As always,  if you would like any additional photos or have any questions about anything listed on our site, please,  by all means feel free to ask.

In closing...THANK YOU for your time and interest in us here at Salamander Armoury, it is greatly appreciated.