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  1. The pointy moss does work better. I just hope whoever buys it understands just how finicky the process of making it was!
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  2. Greetings Fellows of the forge, While I am waiting for the leather to get shipped to Darwin for the sheath to house my recently finished Seax I have been spending my time making wood carving chisels, gravers, punches and researching how these sheaths were constructed. Well In my research I have viewed countless Seaxes both historical and recreations and have decided that I absolutely love the Broken Back style blades especially the Long pointy ones. I also came across the Baltic style War Knives and after reading the Baltic War Knives thread in History I dec
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  3. It has been a while since I last posted any work here, probably because I haven't done much knifemaking for the past couple of years. However, work suddenly dried up in August, and a prayer revealed the answer: "Make knives!" What sort of knives? The market is stuffed with makers. Again I got an instant answer: "Burger, wake up! Make multiblade folders!" Well so I got back into making knives and it was a struggle at first. One of the prime reasons I stopped was that I just couldn't see up close any more, and my reading glasses, no matter how frequently I changed them, just couldn't keep u
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  4. Hi Alex, yes I will put a spacer but am still deciding on what but I think it will be Bronze too. Josh and Clifford..yes..That pumpkins got it coming!
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  5. That is one sweet blade profile and the handle is gonna be icing on the cake !!!!!!!!!! The punkin better git its affairs in order..........
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  6. +1 on that. +1 on the pumpkin idea as well!
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  7. That this is going to be sweet Rob! Are you going to put a thin bronze spacer in the center between the two pieces of horn too?
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  8. My wife turned me on to white charcoal pencils. The marks stay very visible at high heat. I also just noticed your signature line about the Czar. That reminded me of one of my favorite Broadway musicals and a scene with the villagers and their Rabbi. Villager: Rabbi, do you have a blessing for the Czar? Rabbi: A blessing for the Czar? Sure. May God bless and keep the Czar......far away from us! Happy Thanksgiving!
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  9. Excellent,Joshua,it looks like you're happening on this,right on! From experience i know how both the top and bottom edges of an axe blank suffer in forging.(They're also challenging to correct,as few if any of sections of curvature would lay against any surface you may have on your anvil...unless like some Swedish shops you actually forge special top-tools/bolsters for that specific axe shape). I'll even be a total wuss and go ahead and confess that i no longer even use a prick punch for laying out.On number of occasions the marks from my small square punch have grown into fa
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  10. Dude. Rather, your dudliness. I am lovin' that blade. The slightly recurved/downturn edge? Yeah, I bet that feels wicked to hold. I especially like the combination of the slight broken back and the length with the slender width. Nice combination of Baltic/AS flavor. Things that should have been (J.A. LOOSE) Smokin' man. Simply Smokin'
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  11. After a rough grind & a quick etch I got my first look at the pattern. I'm sure that it will show more detail after H/T.
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  12. Looking good mate. Best of luck
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  13. Joshua,good job,glad to see you're trying this out. In the third photo from top,those aren't cold-shuts,looking straight at the edge of stock? If so,i'd grind those out before you go about shaping things further. (sorry if i'm seeing things).
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  14. That's a dog's butt in the first shot... Seriously though, looks good! How do you like it?
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  15. And, a few more more. This little mantis hitched a ride in on my wife's black sweater, so I grabbed the camera and shot him before he jumped off. He seemed to like to "pose" for the shots, lol. A moth that was on the birch tree outside my porch:
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  16. I've made several of them for blade smiths and have used them a few times. My experience is they are obnoxious to use and a $4.95 cheapo file is much faster, easier and cleaner to use. But it's still a good experience to use one just to get a glimpse of how it was done in the past.
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  18. Thanks for all the input! -Todd
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  19. Has anyone used the diamond grinder belts before on steel? They are listed for stone and glass use but I am looking for an abrasive that will hold up to S7 that has been HT and low temperature tempered. So far my Klingspor, Hermes, 3M and Norton go bald after I have ground three filing jigs. That is after I have surfaced them with a carbide face mill to remove the de-carb. I can get a little more mileage by using 40% speed and very light pressure but I still see far too much expensive sand flying off the belts.
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  20. Made from scotchbroom, copper and 4140. The 1095 blades are 1/8", 3/16" and 1/4" wide. They are secured with two 1/4" threaded slugs.
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