Two-time Forged in Fire champion and current Forged in Fire judge Ben Abbott LOVES his 3-Zone Knife Maker’s Kiln!
“Nothing compares with the control that I’ve gotten with my 3-zone, said Ben Abbott. I know the temperatures of all three zones at the same time. I know that the back of the kiln is the same temperature as the front of the kiln.
I can download the program and see what happened in firing and just make sure everything was consistent. And I know that my next knife is going to be as good as my last knife. That is really important.
Great people at Paragon. My amazing kiln made by hand in Texas! I got a card with the initials of all the people involved with the creation of my kiln. Who does that anymore?”
And, so does world-renowned swordsmith David Baker!
“On the show, ‘Forged in Fire,’ we make weapons in a very compressed time frame. The Paragon furnace has been a game changer. It’s saved me an amazing amount of time, said David Baker, a judge on the show.
Not only is the kiln wonderful and reliable, but Paragon’s service is fantastic. You can get someone on the phone and they will walk you through the problem.
While moving my kiln around, it got bumped into some camera equipment, and parts on the kiln got dinged up. Within a couple of days, they shipped new parts to me, and I was back to work. If you’re making knives professionally, time is money. If your hands aren’t working, you’re not making money. So having the ability to program a kiln, let it do its thing, and literally walk away and do other work is a game changer. Bottom line, the Paragon kiln is a good, solid product that winds up saving me a lot of time.”