Jonas Earns ABS Journeyman Smith Stamp


Zack Jonas earned his American Bladesmith Society (ABS) journeyman smith stamp at the recent ABS Show in San Antonio, Texas.

     The five knives Zack submitted for judging are in the photograph by Point Seven. All feature 1095 carbon blade steel.

     Zack said he’s received more comments on the Honey Badger (second from top in the photograph) than any other of the knives.

      “Apparently there’s this video on YouTube where somebody has dubbed over some footage of a honey badger being a honey badger, and it’s supposed to be fairly inappropriate,” Zack noted. “[ABS maser smith] Tommy Gann cracked up when I told him what that knife was called.

      “I named it that because as I was working it, the swedge reminded me of the coloration on a badger’s back/face, and because the ironwood was distinctly honey-hued. That’s the whole story.”

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