In Memory of Chris Marks

It is with great sadness and sorrow that we have been told that Mr. Chris Marks has passed away.  He was one of the original founders of the Louisiana Metalsmiths Association (LAMA) and has been actively involved in the club for over 25 years  Chris was a Master Bladesmith and appeared on one of the earlier History Channel Forged in Fire TV knife competition program.  He was famously known for his damascus steel and many people were amazed and awed by the uniqueness and complexity of the damascus pattern.  Chris would often arrive at a monthly LAMA meeting and without being asked, provide a demonstration for the crowd.  He was a reserved and quiet person until he warmed up to you and then would talk for hours on end about blacksmithing and his newest knife project.  

Chris will be missed and our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.  He will live on with his many knives and hand made forged items being charished by those that were fortunate enough to own one of his masterpieces.  God Bless you Chris.