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  1. I spent all my summers as a youth, at the countryside, right next to a river. So obviously I devoted a lot of my time casting lures with a spinning reel. Pike and bass the name of the game. I am ashamed, that I never thought of doing this before. It's böhler "leuku" and uddeholm "crane" 30ish layers, only some showing. Heat treated and tempered. Half of the front side has the temper colour still showing, to mimic "belly and back" Slight distal taper from middle towards both ends, bevels only on the frontside. The backside has hammer finish for superior accented reflection action. I go
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  2. Sorry it isn't sharp but Alan told me there would be people here who would like to see this anyway. A fellow asked for this and when I told him I'm a blacksmith not a jeweler, he said go ahead. I think we were both pleased!
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  3. All: The final schedule for the Arctic Fire 2016 broad cast is now up on our website. http://www.arcticfire.org/2016-event-schedule.html Kick off is July 5 at 10AM Alaska Standard Time (which, for reference, is 2PM East Coast Time). Sixteen, one-hour presentations and technical demonstrations on topics ranging from multi-bar pattern welding techniques, to pressblech, to gilding, to heat forming antler. Remember, you view these events live at http://www.Arcticfire.org(that's ORG not COM). It's a Youtube broadcast, so no registration or nuthin' is required. Hope you g
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  4. This is an EDC I'm working on for a friend of mine. Not meant to be any particular style. The blade is reclaimed horseshoeing rasp, the guard is scrap brass, and the handle is mule deer antler. The blue and white are plastic-impregnated paper I bought from Jantz. I chose blue and white because it's the colors of the recipient's alma mater, and I thought a little color would look good.
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  5. Ok, so I've been working for a while on this little bastard... I was walking along the railroad tracks earlier and scrounged with me a cutoff piece of railroad as well as some plates and spikes... I've since cut those into pieces, forged and folded, twisted.. etc. etc. Here are some pics from the process: My drawing: The two first twists. 5 layers rail-road and plates: VIDEO: The twisting of the edge steel. The two twists and the content of the last bar - the edge steel, consisting of #15, #20 and some old files: The edge steel pieces welded together: VIDEO: T
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  6. Hey all! This one was special for me and was quite the challenge. Often I see photos of a mastersmith's (and non-mastersmiths) work and I'm awestruck. I gained inspiration (and a HUGE amount respect) from them and hopefully someday can produce a work of functional art at their level. It's not without flaw however I'm quite happy of how it turned out. There were quite a few "firsts" for me, all not so good. The multi-bar was fun, the handle is constructed a bit differently then I normal do, and the not so good part... I sanded through the handle into the tang cavity. An unfortunate first th
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  7. We are down to the wire. The scabbard is now the main focus. I'm posting a couple of blade pics to refresh memories. It's worth mentioning that we do not strive to recreate Old Viking design or create a "replica looking" type artifact. We're working in our own style with Viking themes and motifs.
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  8. Finished the bolster today. Started it yesterday though... Video 1: https://youtu.be/0SLG6TS-18g(squaring and making hole) Video 2: https://youtu.be/KuvVVBjwj4s(rounding off and doing filework) Enjoy.
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