Greetings  from the Bearpaw's Den. I'm Roger Gale, retired law enforcement officer  and now full time hobbyist. This site is to show my hobbies and answer  questions about them and maybe get you interested.
I live in Northeast Minnesota on Lake Superior with my bride of 49 years and have five children and a dog.

My  interest in blacksmithing has been long term but actively pursued about  20 years where I've modestly taught at different venues assisting a  friend in his classes.. 

I've been into leather work since the  '60's now specializing in knife sheaths. My knife making has slowed down  in favor of the other interests. 

My flint knapping is a part of my interest in the fur trade rendezvous.

My  children's lives vary from stay-at-home moms to working in city  administration, home care, and authorship of historical subjects.

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I hope you enjoy your tour of my web site, Bearpaw aka Roger