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  1. Hi everyone. Usually I like to make historical inspired blades, but this time I made a project with a friend of mine here in Brazil and it came out quite beautiful in my opinion. This knife was made in collaboration with the fellow bladesmith Bruno Malagi. He skillfully forged the blade out of almost 1300 layers of 15N20 and 5160 steels and then I made the handle, the sheath and the ferrule. The wood used is ebony and the ferrule is a piece of 100-200 years old wrought iron from England. The carvings were all made using a rotary tool and carving knives and depicts Urnes style animal an
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  2. This was a convenient excuse to spend a bit of time at the forge today, while I let some PB Blaster soak into a stubborn hub bearing on my truck (a forest green 2000 Dodge Dakota that I am inordinately fond of). I wanted a scriber for both metal and leatherwork, and rather than buy one somewhere, I used a scrap of (I think) W2 to forge this thing. It matches a centerpunch I made a while ago. I like these little projects because they challenge me to do things I don't normally do in bladework, and because I can start and finish them in one go. It's about 4.5" long, and all shaping except for sh
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  3. I'll leave you to do your reading, but I do have a couple things. 1) A forge for making knives and a casting forge are different animals. While you could design a forge to do both things, it would be better to build more than one, each optimized to the task. 2) Same issue. I use a vertical forge with about a 6 inch hot zone to make my blades in, even the long ones. I have a second forge AND an electric HT oven for HT'ing blades. This feeds into 3) Thermocouples are pretty cheap, how you implement them can be very complicated and expensive. You could build a system that use
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  4. i think this is from a museum in Denmark, one of the scandinavian guys on the ancient weapons forum of sworforum posted it a while ago and I saved it. these are bog finds.
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