Lin Rhea M.S.

His blades are hand-forged in the manner of old-world craftsmanship and every aspect of his knives is handmade by him.

Lin learned his art at the Moran School of Bladesmithing at the time it located at the Historic Washington State Park in southwest Arkansas – the place where, in 1830, James Black forged the knife that would make the name Jim Bowie legend. Ranked as a Master Bladesmith in the American Bladesmith Society, Lin sees himself as a historic blacksmith whose work is strongly influenced by the early blacksmith’s philosophy of efficiency of process guided by practicality. In his understanding, this relationship is vitally important to the artist-craftsman in controlling the variables that influence the final product: only a properly organized process can lead to a good product.