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    Haven't posted on here in several years, but I thought this might be a fun blade to jump back on here with. This tanto was made from an Enfield Mark III barrel with a mild steel core forge welded into it. The idea was to mimic the kobuse forge welding scheme used in many Japanese swords. It was kind of an interesting process getting the hot core down the barrel during welding. If I did it over again, I might have done a few things differently in the forge welding process, but it seemed to work out okay. I did a video on my Youtube channel. I can add the link if anybody's interested in seeing it.
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    Here is a knife i made for cleaning geese. It is Magpie Goose season here in the Northern Territory and I thought I would put this one to work and post some pics. Been teaching kids that while we dont need to hunt to feed ourselves these days it is an important skill to have in the event that one day we do. 1075 with antler
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    The way you grow up and the way you are taught has a lot to do with it. My dad always said if you have to borrow a tool more than one time you better go and buy one.
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    Adding the pommel wrap. This is 16 gauge sterling silver. Once the epoxy cures, I will drill & peen two through pins of silver. Also, the edge of the wrap will get hammered over (the edge of the scales have been slightly beveled).
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    Another way is hammering a pin through. Take a hardened steel pin that tapers very slighly, and hammer it through the metal, annealing the piece when it starts to workharden. Once you get close to the other side and the metal starts to bulge, grind away the bump as you go. You can create different size holes with the same pin, by hammering it through at varying depths. P.s. the Mastermyr draw plates don't look like draw plates to me. Most of the holes are blind holes, which makes no sense for a draw plate. See: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/4d/b5/a8/4db5a88da64af10a20c0359e85914703.jpg and https://i.pinimg.com/originals/3b/d3/5f/3bd35f4e95681b8a3141bf67a32d8b4c.jpg
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    I got the pro pic of this sword back form Coop have a look!
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    Welcome back, Walter! I have a vision of you walking into the steelyard asking for some 1018 in .303 round bar...
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    Thracian curved weapons, sica and falx I really like and have done a lot of them. Here are a few of them. Falx,longest,total length 90 cm, 66.5 cm blade, blade width at the base is 2.5 cm, 740 grams of whole vegetables Linings are made of oak handles, riveted with copper rivets, all rubbed suet wild
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    Curved knife is Thrace-Roman mix, lead bronze, Roman, characteristic Thrace blade of iron with cutting edge hardened by cold crush. Length 28 cm, weight 200 grams. Second knife Roman. Solid brass handle, fiber iron blade. Length 22 cm, weight 250 grams. Comb, in the early medieval type, made of wild boar. Dimensions, 6cm x 4cm.
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    Hello: I have been more or less "away" from here due to the fact that we are working on getting a new place down in Florida..and we DID.. In Spring Hill in fact ..So..I am now working Balls to the Wall trying to get as much "stuff" done as I can so I can build a new studio. .. Our new place is close to 2 acres. A 1800 sq ft home (we are trading "down: in size from 3200 Sq Ft that we had in NV...) with LOTS of room to build a kick arse studio....PLUS there are numerous semi-wild pea fowl running all over the place (yummmmm better than turkey or even pheasant ..GOOD EATING believe me, they are TASTY!!!.) So here is the first part of what I have managed to get done since Nov 1.. (I still have like 6 more pieces I have to put the grip studs in and I will post them here shortly once they are done..) So in the words of "The Great One".. Jackie Gleason.. And Away We GO!! If the grip material on some of these look a tad bit familiar..it's some of that pre WWI Bakelite that I managed to get a while back.. Now as far as I know that recurved thingamabob with the Bovine Ivory grip is the longest piece of "Mosaic Damascus" made to date in the United States (if not world wide....but I dunno for sure about that...so...) with a 34" long blade. Something to consider... It is wicked.... Heh heh heh All of these PLUS the half dozen I will be finishing tomorrow will be posted to my site sometime tomorrow evening...Also I will be having a "Jim Needs Money to Build a Studio" sale that will start tomorrow evening as well.. (Shameless plug) So let me know what ya'all think about these.. Take care.. JPH
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    Hi all just want to show you my second ever knife. I have a very active mind and when it comes to deciding what I would like to make the list is just too long for me to choose, so I decided to make knives as gifts for family and friends. The first of which is this one. My friend has just gone out to do his second stint in south Africa working with an anti-poaching unit to protect rhinos and elephants. He was looking for a nice knife to take with him and I told him I would make him one. After a short discussion on what he wanted ( basically leaving it up to me) I drew a few designs and he picked his favourite. Here it is a Bowie fighter, 12.5" overall, 8.5" blade forged from land rover leaf spring and hand sanded to 400grit satin finish. Brass guard, wild African olive wood handle and a brass/turquoise pin. The knife taught me an extremely large amount, the learning curve was like climbing a shear cliff face but I took it in individual steps instead of thinking about the process as a whole too much after the design phase. Hope you like it any feedback is welcome as I want to know what I can do better next time.
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    Spearhead hand forged from spring steel.
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    The progress is so slow I am a bit scared if I can live long enough to finish it I've decided to stain the wood with linseed oil only. I've tried Alan's method on some samples and it worked well (wood became black), but the pattern became less visible. I have the scabbard core ready. Now it is time for some leatherwork.
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