The Name Underhill Edge comes from an old company that specifically forged edged steel tools In New Hampshire and went out of business in 1890.  Underhill Edge Tool Co. of Nashua (c. 1852) was founded by the Underhill family.  They had blacksmithing roots in NH that predate the American Revolution.  Being born and raised in New Hampshire I am trying to re-live the history of metalwork, especially in fine edged tools, done in my home state before the Industrial Revolution.

Here is where I display and sell a lot of functioning, beautiful and well honed tools and blades.  With a history as an experienced carpenter and boat builder, I understand how to make, use, and maintain a chisel.  Being experienced in many mediums allows me to use that knowledge to create superior tools.

My other main focus is swords and knives, especially pre-Medieval.  These I prefer to work in historical steels and iron, much of which I smelt myself.  The goal of these standards is to create highly authentic and beautifully crafted edged weapons that are also unique from other modern bladesmiths.  I never want to place strict guidelines as a craftsman and artist but I do follow themes in what I consider a scholarly and historical manner.

-Jack McAuliffe


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