Walter Sorrells

Walter Sorrells

is creating Videos about Knives and Knifemaking

381

patrons

$1,320

per month
I've been making knives for close to two decades now and I enjoy communicating about the challenge and excitement of this craft.  In all my videos I try to make sure that you get high quality audio and lots of clear close-up shots of what I do.  Video instructionals that don't show you anything are pointless. But to make good videos requires enormous amounts of time, high quality cameras and lenses, microphones, lights, and expensive editing software.  And also a lot of time.  Did I mention that before?  A LOT of time.  

The time I spend in front of the camera making a knife is just the tip of the iceberg.  There's writing the script, recording the voice-over audio, editing, choosing music, mixing, answering (at least some) of the literally hundreds of emails and comments that I get every week about my videos.  That's all time I'm taking away from the work that puts food on my family's table.  So the more you can support me, the more videos I can make, the higher quality equipment I can use...and most of all, the more time I can take to make sure you get as much information and enjoyment from each video as possible.  I hope you'll help me in this journey!

I've got several subscription levels, and each one comes with a cool reward -- stuff that can really help you learn more about knives and knifemaking.  And each reward level includes all the swag you'd get with the lower pledge levels.  I'm not suggesting you become a patron of the channel just for the swag.  Do it because you believe in what we're doing here.  But, hey, swag's good, too.
Tiers
Pledge $2 or more per month
Thanks, bro!  Thanks for supporting our on-going efforts!
Pledge $10 or more per month
Pimp Your Shop!  Receive a free copy of Walter's video, Tools For the Knifemaker.  This hour and a half long video discusses all the tools needed for the knifemaker's shop.  Starting with the basic tools needed by the beginner...all the way to the fantasy shop of the pros.
Pledge $25 or more per month
Step Up Your Game.  Free photo critique of your knives.  Submit emailed photos of knives you've made and receive a detailed written critique of your knives, with positive feedback on what you're doing right, along with suggestions of ways to up your game.
Pledge $50 or more per month
The Secret Circle of Secretive Ninja Secrets.  Receive one video from Walter's series of DVDs about the making of Japanese swords.  These are similar to Walter's Youtube videos...but each one is several hours long and includes the making of several projects, information on tools and material, etc.  Titles include:  Forging Japanese Style Swords, Japanese Sword Polishing, How to Make Hamons, Japanese Sword Fittings, and Mounting Japanese Swords.
Pledge $100 or more per month
The Secret Circle of Secretive Ninja Secrets.  Receive any two videos from Walter's series of DVDs about the making of Japanese swords.  These are similar to Walter's Youtube videos...but each one is several hours long and includes the making of several projects, information on tools and material, etc.  Titles include:  Forging Japanese Style Swords, Japanese Sword Polishing, How to Make Hamons, Japanese Sword Fittings, and Mounting Japanese Swords.
Goals
$500 – reached! per month
I've been using the same Nikon DSLR system for several years.  It's a good rig...but digital equipment evolves quickly.  And this one's showing its age.  I'd like to upgrade my camera for improved low light shooting (blacksmithing shops are always dim!), as well as to add a high quality macro lens to get you even closer to the action!
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I've been making knives for close to two decades now and I enjoy communicating about the challenge and excitement of this craft.  In all my videos I try to make sure that you get high quality audio and lots of clear close-up shots of what I do.  Video instructionals that don't show you anything are pointless. But to make good videos requires enormous amounts of time, high quality cameras and lenses, microphones, lights, and expensive editing software.  And also a lot of time.  Did I mention that before?  A LOT of time.  

The time I spend in front of the camera making a knife is just the tip of the iceberg.  There's writing the script, recording the voice-over audio, editing, choosing music, mixing, answering (at least some) of the literally hundreds of emails and comments that I get every week about my videos.  That's all time I'm taking away from the work that puts food on my family's table.  So the more you can support me, the more videos I can make, the higher quality equipment I can use...and most of all, the more time I can take to make sure you get as much information and enjoyment from each video as possible.  I hope you'll help me in this journey!

I've got several subscription levels, and each one comes with a cool reward -- stuff that can really help you learn more about knives and knifemaking.  And each reward level includes all the swag you'd get with the lower pledge levels.  I'm not suggesting you become a patron of the channel just for the swag.  Do it because you believe in what we're doing here.  But, hey, swag's good, too.

Recent posts by Walter Sorrells

Tiers
Pledge $2 or more per month
Thanks, bro!  Thanks for supporting our on-going efforts!
Pledge $10 or more per month
Pimp Your Shop!  Receive a free copy of Walter's video, Tools For the Knifemaker.  This hour and a half long video discusses all the tools needed for the knifemaker's shop.  Starting with the basic tools needed by the beginner...all the way to the fantasy shop of the pros.
Pledge $25 or more per month
Step Up Your Game.  Free photo critique of your knives.  Submit emailed photos of knives you've made and receive a detailed written critique of your knives, with positive feedback on what you're doing right, along with suggestions of ways to up your game.
Pledge $50 or more per month
The Secret Circle of Secretive Ninja Secrets.  Receive one video from Walter's series of DVDs about the making of Japanese swords.  These are similar to Walter's Youtube videos...but each one is several hours long and includes the making of several projects, information on tools and material, etc.  Titles include:  Forging Japanese Style Swords, Japanese Sword Polishing, How to Make Hamons, Japanese Sword Fittings, and Mounting Japanese Swords.
Pledge $100 or more per month
The Secret Circle of Secretive Ninja Secrets.  Receive any two videos from Walter's series of DVDs about the making of Japanese swords.  These are similar to Walter's Youtube videos...but each one is several hours long and includes the making of several projects, information on tools and material, etc.  Titles include:  Forging Japanese Style Swords, Japanese Sword Polishing, How to Make Hamons, Japanese Sword Fittings, and Mounting Japanese Swords.