As Mountain Men reached new heights of fame, so did Jason Hawk. One of the starting cast members of the show, Hawk benefitted most from his appearance in the TV series. A real-life cowboy, Jason has a penchant for crafting knives. He started his career as a knifemaker from an early age and has since achieved the rank of Master Smith. He received the title from Neo Tribal Metalsmith founder and knife making legend Tai Goo. Since his early years, Jason has been a staple of the series and is one of the well-known cast members of the series. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Jason Hawk.
Early Life of Jason Hawk:
Jason Hawk was born in Apr 1979 in Arkansas, USA. Born and raised in Arkansas, Jason idolized his father, Jim Hawk, who first introduced Jason to crafting. After picking up the skills from both his father and grandfather, Jason started working on his professional hunters’ license. He received his license at just 15 years of age and was a regular participant in the family’s hunt around the mountains. After graduating from a local high school, Jason relocated to Montana to study metal fabrication and welding. Upon his return to Colorado, Jason spent some time working as an executive chef in a restaurant.
Jason Hawk Professional Career:
Fed up with the modern way of life, Jason began hunting as his primary profession and has kept at it ever since. Following the death of his father, Jason started Outlaw Forge, which began as a metal forging business but later transitioned to making knives. Jason’s immense success saw him make an appearance in the survival reality TV series, Mountain Men. In 2014, Jason was invited to be a part of the TV series, No Man’s Land. He featured on all eight episodes of the show. The series proved to be a stepping stone for Jason who was then asked to join the cast of Mountain Men. He joined the series in 2016 and stayed for a total of two years, before calling things quits in 2018.
Jason Hawk: Passion for forging
After discovering a passion for handcrafting while working at his father’s shop, Jason began mixing his newfound passion with a love for the past and artistic talents. Over the years, Jason traveled to places far and wide, both nationally and internationally. From the packed cities of the United States to the rural farmlands of Japan, Jason took each aspect of his travel and created a unique style. This style is privy to Jason and can be seen in everything he makes. For Jason, forging is a way to feel connected with his past. As he puts it,
“I was born into a world that is forgetting the ways of the past. The look the smell the texture of every thing I create, brings me closer to what once was. I am consumed by creation of functional works. with a authentic timeworn look, fussing over all of the devilish little details, till its right . My work defines and roots me in a all to chaotic world.”
Jason Hawk is happily married to a grid expert and herbalist, Mary Hawk. The pair tied the knot in 2008 and have two lovely daughters, Madeline Rose Hawk(2018), and River Hawk(2011).