Gabe Mabry is the man behind Doberman Forge, a small blacksmith shop located in Albemarle, North Carolina. He named his shop after his amazing, late family pet, a courageous guard dog as well as a beloved family companion. Akin to the strengths of the Doberman breed, Gabe strives to pound the same qualities into his blades: elegance (design), intelligence (making process), attentiveness (attention to detail), loyalty (everlasting). A friend for life, a one-of-a-kind knife! In fact, all the attributes we look for in a handmade knife.
Gabe is a recent winner of the highly prestigious competition, Forged in Fire. This is no game show. Contestants have to do things that normal blacksmiths can only aspire to. Winning this contest is high praise indeed.
80crv2 is his favorite steel to work with. Itís a low alloy tool steel fairly similar to 5160 toughness with more carbon and similar edge retention to 52100. The HRC on this knife is 61.5.
We anticipate that these one-off knives will find homes very quickly, so to avoid disappointment get your Doberman now!
Brand: Doberman Forge
Bladesmith: Gabe Mabry
Location: Albemarle, North Carolina
Construction: Mono Steel
Steel Type: 80crv2
Handle: Burl Wood
Type: Mini Chef Knife
Edge Length: 135mm
Height: 43.3 mm
Weight: 4.0oz / 112g