About A.J. Drew aka Half Foot HS

A.J. Drew has fit more living into his fifty some years than twice what many fit into their entire life.  He has been a soldier, business owner, author, farmer and always the craftsman.  After a five year stretch of horrible health challenges led to the loss of his feet, home and wife of 17 years; he turned to his life long hobby of knife making to support himself and his children.

A.J. Drew now performs under the name Halffoot Hammersmith at the Kentucky Renaissance Festival.  There he provides jokes, banter, and entertainment while he demonstrates the basics of blade forging with coal, hammers and traditional tools.  The products created during these demonstrations are typically offered for sale the next weekend as trade knives for under $50.00.