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  1. As the title suggests, this represents a lot of new things for me... first time casting fittings, first time carving wood, first hollow grind, first double edged blade, first time setting gems, and many more. This is a gift for my mother and was originally conceived because I am obsessed with Jake Powning's work and I desperately want one of his blades, but simply lacked the funds... so in true blacksmith fashion, if you can't afford it, make it yourself. It is of course no where close to the quality of his work, but I am fairly happy with what I ended up with. Made from... 8 rubies 6 sa
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  2. @Peter Killham how are your forging skills? I recently took this piece of steel. (Approximately 1"x2.5"x 3/8") Forged this out of it And finished it out like this
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  3. Etched out a blacksmith knife 1084 core with sides from a knife i was told was made from leif spring from a california flea market many years ago it does not water harden noticeably but showed some layering so i did this
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  4. Hello guys, I'm a french guy and i found this forum while searching for some informations about seax typology. And i found so many things ! Big thank you to everyone, but a detail caught my attention : some people were in need on informations about seax scabbard buttons .... and i have some ! But not only about this specific subject : it's a report (totally free and open access from HAL an open acces franch archive) from a find in Erstein in France. The report is about Merovingian warriors tombs from mainly 6th century and their armament. So there's informations about swords,
    1 point
  5. James, you must be the other guy. I actually drove a truck around a year way back in the early 70's. I was a one direction driver, forward only. Couldn't back up to save my life. Think I would have panicked seeing some huge fellow with a beard as long as he is tall carrying a tool to chop down utility poles. Glad to hear it had a happy ending. Normally its a smaller fellow wanting a bigger tool but not in your case. Always enjoy seeing your work!
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  6. If you have the skills, it would give you plenty of stock for a friction or locking folder.
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  7. That is some incredible eye candy. Good to see JD posting again. If you get some praise from him it means something. Doug
    1 point
  8. it's too small you should just send it to me and make a larger billet
    1 point
  9. Not at all. It will just limit the potential size of the knife. There is definitely enough there for a small EDC.
    1 point
  10. Simply beautiful and way too complex to take in all the detail in a pic. It is something to sit and contemplate. Mother must be very proud when she wears such a gift of love and can say "my son made it for me"
    1 point
  11. As the title says, first knife I have really been able to make for myself. Before I just took too many requests for friends and family and never had the time to make myself one. Recently finished a full kitchen set for my parents and had some extra damascus and a spare piece of mokume, so I decided to make myself a cooking knife as I do a lot of it but I have never had a good kitchen knife to work with. It's not the fanciest one I've done, but the octagonal handle is very comfortable in my hand and the blade is very thin towards the edge making it cut better than any kitchen knife I've gotten
    1 point
  12. Very nicely done! I really like your weld prep. Nice and clean.
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  13. That looks awesome! Dare I say druidic almost :-)
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  15. Excellent work and something to be proud of! I was born in Owensboro and lived there for almost 18 years so it's great to see someone from my hometown doing such talented work. Edit to add: being from Owensboro I can understand the too much free time problem!
    1 point
  16. Wow! That is a giant leap forward, man. Really impressive!
    1 point
  17. Take lots of pride in that my friend! You've done some good work!
    1 point
  18. Making a cruiser double bit axe and I just mangled part of my hand between my thumb and pointer finger. I had the skin of my hand hanging over the top of the drift when my friend went to drive it home with a full blow from an 8 lb sledge!!!
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