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    Slightly off topic but here is a video in which I turn an old axehead into a 3D object. Enjoy.
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    That is exactly what it should look like. Well done!
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    Im with Joshua, looks awesome! I really like the pattern. Cant wait to see the finished product.
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    Well, clayed it yesterday and patched some cracks today. So hopefully it will cure quickly. Thanks for all of the advice.
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    No worries Zeb, I actually just put that up there today. My mom suggested I put some of that stuff on, and she also said I should tell you I am only sixteen. On the knife front, I took it to the shop this afternoon and tried out some of the advice I got from David, so now it looks like this.
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    Depending on the grit to which you are sanding the blade, pumice might not be the best bet. Say you sanded out to 1500 and your pumice is 800 grit. You can get 1500 grit silicon carbide powder from ebay for pretty cheap. It works well.
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    Gary, That is stunning. I am totally digging this pattern.
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    I'm in central Wyoming, Casper area, so Heber is a bit far but I appreciate the offer.
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    Faye, way to go jumping in and giving it a shot. That's a good first knife. The Powerpoint that Alan posted is an exceptional resource for Seax makers. May I also suggest a couple of threads in the History sub-forum on this site (it's where I started). https://www.bladesmithsforum.com/index.php?/topic/15743-langsax-research/ https://www.bladesmithsforum.com/index.php?/topic/15373-yet-another-freakin-seax-topic/ There is enough information in here that, if you pay attention to it, your next one will be easily recognizable as what you intended. Here is a piece of advice I give a lot of knife makers. A well designed plan ends up with a well designed product. A half-planned design winds up with, well, something other than a well designed product. Deciding where you want to go first, and figuring out how to get there, is a faster approach to learning this trade than just "winging it" and seeing what happens. If you make a drawing of your next project and post it in the Design & Critique sub-forum, you will surely get some great guidance on tweaking the design and tips on how to accomplish the construction before you ever lay a hand on a hammer. Speaking honestly, a good mentor will lower the learning curve and move you along faster than trying to figure this out from YouTube and Google. If you do not have access to a mentor who you can train with, there are lots of experienced makers on this forum who are willing to share their expertise with you freely. Keep at it and keep us informed on what you are doing. BTW- It's great to see a female knife maker around here. The craft needs more of them.
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    Day three and my first look at the pattern:
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    Another flower coming into bloom ............
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    Hi, here's my latest. A kind of persian inspired fighter, blade is water quenched w2 with damascus fittings and zircote handle. First hamon I've done in quite some time, didn't come out quite like I wanted, but the activity isn't too bad. Anyway, thanks for looking, and as always feedback is appreciated. -Justin
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    I've been quiet lately, I haven't had as much time to bladesmith as I'd like between job and weather. I'm trying very hard to get caught up on commissions. Here we have a pair of wolfstooth seaxes with ash handles. Both have wrought iron spines and w1 edges. The larger one is just over 2 ft long, silver wire wrap, and the handle stained with aqua fortis. The fittings on the sheath are nickle silver.. we'd wanted to use silver but it just wasn't in budget. The smaller one is just over 10" long, with an oil finish on the handle and bronze sheath fittings.
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    Yes, very crisp! And the twisted rods of the pattern weld align to the fuller really close as well. This smith had the blade planned out well and managed to follow through in a masterful way. The twisted rods looks to me to be made of one half seven layers of (phosphorous and wrought) and the other half a single strip of wrought. This gives the checkered pattern when split down the middle of the twisted rod. Neat work. :-)
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    The edges of the fuller are very crisp and straight as well. What a great photo, thanks Peter! Humbling, to see this level of work from an age that has no lightbulbs or belt grinders.
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