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  1. Hey guys, here is a recently completed blade I built for Williams Blade Design. This one is a 12" blade, Unokubi Zukuri tanto in CPM 3V. It is based on a traditional, although not extremely common blade style. It is similar to a Kanmuri Otashi style blade, but it leaves more steel to reinforce the tip. Here is a pretty decent chart showing the different styles. James does't typically have tsuba on on his designs, so this one features a low profile turks knot "guard". It's small enough to act as a hand stop, but not so much it makes the profile to thick.
    3 points
  2. Made this big camp chopper for another friend of mine as thanks for helping me set up my workshop. OA: 21" (53cm), blade 15" (38cm) 1/4" spine (6.4mm) Nablo Spring steel, birch burl handle with steel pins. Treated with dark and light wood stain and linseed oil to bring out the patterns in the wood.
    2 points
  3. So this project started out with some stainless damascus (AEB-L and 304) from Randy Haas of HHH damascus that I won. Being stainless I have not messed with forging it or HT before so with this one I ground out the profile of a couple blades and then sent them to Randy Haas to HT. Here are a few photos of the HT process from Randy: After I got them back I started right away: Here was my sketched out design idea in the beginning: Materials: hard maple, wrought iron, bone, veggie tanned leather, wool, boiled linseed oil, artificial sinew, gules and epoxy... Th
    2 points
  4. It's alive! Sorry couldn't help myself!! Who knows Frank may just allow you to progress to another before he needs a new neck bolt! I do a lot of metal fabrication work and once I build my KMG clone, I wonder how I ever got by without it!!
    2 points
  5. Hey everyone, just wanted to post a few custom orders I recently finished. First up is a Damascus EDC Neck Knife with a full saya and a tethered mekugi. Furniture is wenge and spalted maple + leather and copper and mosaic pins Next up is an extended blade version of the cleaver, this time with a horizontal leather hip holster. Furniture is a nice cut of cocobolo + copper and mosaic pin. Finally, a damascus friction folder. Blade is a drop point, furniture is walnut with a bubinga spacer and copper
    1 point
  6. This knife was a total pain in the ass to make. Everyone has a knife that fights being made, but this was something else. If I could have done something once, I actually did it at least three times. I had originally wanted to call this knife "The Black and White Tanto" because of the wood. Nope, not anymore. I started feeling like it was cursed. And that is what Norowareta Tanto means... "The Cursed Short Blade". I think this knife is malevolent and hates me. I give it the stank eye from time to time. The steel is Aldo's W2 with a hamon, which of course didn't want to be photoge
    1 point
  7. Maybe I'm overthinking it but I got a really cool etch from a piece of 1095 from Aldo. I used 0000 steel wool to clean off the oxides and then used a little Fast Orange hand cleaner followed up by some 4F Pumice. This is after about a half hour into the polish. Notice the cool semi-damascus effect. Why did this happen and how do I repeat it?
    1 point
  8. Hello! Some time ago I have started the project of wolf teeth spearhead that Niels Provos had posted, and I discovered that in the middle of process So firstly, I want to show you ready spearhead, and then photos of process of forging step by step. Please enjoy and comment The spearhead's socket is 21cm long and blade is 45cm long and 7cm wide, socket is forge welded from old iron, blade is made of 50HF spring steel and low carbon S235 steel. Each teeth is welded from separate piece of tooth. Firstly , I drew the project in the 1:1 scale with ever
    1 point
  9. Over the course of a little over a year, I have gone through two bench-top 4 x 36 sanders. I finally had enough and decided an upgrade was in order, and rather quickly (our annual community yard sale is next weekend). So, I got together with a good friend of mine and we worked out some details and he started the build (he had the motor and most of the frame steel). When the machine got to my shop, I had some work to do to get it in running shape. I must say, this machine works better than either I or my friend could imagine. I'm going to try to list what was used: The drive motor is a 17
    1 point
  10. Nice @Chris C-S. Let us know how you get on with it.
    1 point
  11. You've gotta love that, recycling at its best! Your only likely problem is being a bit underpowered, but what the hell, sort out the bugs with what you've got and when it burns out or you start to bog it down while grinding just swap it out for a 2hp'ish motor and then it'll eat anything! i love it!
    1 point
  12. That would be quite distinctive Chris and having three sword like demarcations between the letters is a very apropriate addition although you will have to make a sword to justify using them . When I was contemplating having a tool made with just 2 initials in a circle I was quoted in the US$150 range
    1 point
  13. +1 to what @C Craft said. Well done, Kudos.
    1 point
  14. This is a dry fit-up of my Hunting Sword/Confederate Bowie: I hope you enjoyed the trip through the progress on this one. If I still have it at The Central States Hammer-In in six weeks, I'll have Chuck Ward do some professional photos.
    1 point
  15. This is certainly a monster. NICE, i also built my own. A different kind of monster. This has 2hp drive on it, with 5 stage pulleys. I am going to have to re-mount the motor though, on a hinge to act as its own tensioner. The power in this scare the crappers out of me.
    1 point
  16. Wow, you jumped into that one with a plan I see!! Love the whole entire package to watch it come to life by strolling through the pics is amazing. I really love how the sheath finished. You definately knew where you were taking this one too!!
    1 point
  17. Stunning piece of wood on that very capable looking chopper.
    1 point
  18. Great job, that blade is great. I love tantos and you definitely nailed it. The video performace is great to see. Congrats
    1 point
  19. What an outstanding piece! Great job.
    1 point
  20. Congratulations Ben. Nicely done. I wasn't aware Japanese blade designs incorporated fullers (but then there is a lot I don't know).
    1 point
  21. I made this a while back and just got around to posting it. This is my fourth completed knife. I hope you all enjoy. 7.5" 1075 blade with interrupted water quench. Handle is Elk antler shed with coco bolo and copper fittings. Everything was done by hand. Forged then filed to shape. 1500 grit finish. I am not sure what style of knife this is other than kind of a pukka crossed with a tanto. It pretty mucheap organically came together once I made the blade shape. I let the materials inspire me in the forms.
    1 point
  22. Recently I finished a comission knife. Pattern welded balde: one twist approx. 15 layers. Spine of reinforcing steel, cutting edge of 80CrV2 Handle: Brass, elk antler, elm wood + leather spacers and silver pins. The object both for usage and nice looking
    1 point
  23. Hi Philip. Looks great. Always like your works.
    1 point
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