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  1. Greetings folks. I'm not sure where to post this and I'm beginning to think this isn't the right place as I'd love to post in show in tell, however this is a bladesmith's forum and not a luthier forum...... and so..... this is what happened in the shop today, yesterday, and the month before. Knives are being worked on! And Alan, if you feel it's not appropriate, feel free to remove or move to a more appropriate spot! At the end of it all, it's still surreal to think that this was something I've built with my own hands from scratch with minimal tools and no knowledge. It's be
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  2. I recently have taken up an interest in Swedish collared axes, and have some time now to take a crack at making one. After a lot of searching and a bit of luck/patience I was also able to find an original in my price range, which will be the rough inspiration for this project (though mine will end up being a little lighter). So far so good for my first wrapped axe I would say (though I still need to weld it ). Not shown are the drift and bit I forged as well. I think I may not have as much meat as I want for the blade, though I'll deal with that when I get there. My plan is t
    2 points
  3. Alright, so I got a question from a potential customer as to whether or not the knife comes with a certificate of authenticity... given the absolutely horrendous price-tag. -So, I decided to make one. It has been a learning experience, no doubt about that. And after 42 hours of work, here is the result. Draumr Gripnir - Certificate of Authenticity: Specs: Leather: 2mm vegetable tan, dyed and painted with acrylic paint. Paper type: Original Crown Mill 100% pure cotton, 100gsm, Ivory color. Page size: A6 Pages: 48 Metal details:
    2 points
  4. Even though I have loads more to do I wanted to take a little break from those tiny practical knives and work a bit more on this langes messer. It's not based on any extant piece but rather inspired by multiple examples and I don't ven have a clear picture of how the guard and nagel will be It's been laying around the shop for a few weeks rough forged so took it to the grinder to clean the profile and distal taper up. Just from that it went from 1400 to 1260 grams. I'll get myself a better belt grinder soon to make this easier but here's how I ground the fu
    1 point
  5. I have recently learned of this term from my 19 year old daughter, but it seems appropriate. This, sir, is a "flex." Translation: "A gratuitous display of competence in order to quiet any question of your abilities." Speaking in the vernacular of my generation: That's bad ass, dude. Grins, Dave
    1 point
  6. Not sure when the next one might happen, but we'd be very pleased to have a legit metallurgist speaking at the next one Jerrod. Until that day.
    1 point
  7. That all depends on how much you charge.......
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  8. That's a pretty great idea and a bit over the top execution 10/10
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  9. As Alan said, "Pretty Awesome" But as a businessman, 42 hours without pay? Ouch!
    1 point
  10. Yeah you win certificate or authenticity of the year comes with a certificate but is on a plain napkin writen in sharpy
    1 point
  11. yes I could definently do that, only worried about how it will affect the outer portion of the san mai. Sharpened it and going to try it out a little bit first and see how it feels but will othervise try to reprofile it like tha Update: sharpened it, tried it, hated it. Decided it would be better to ruin a blade than have one that sucks to use so went back to the grinder. Reprofiled and thinned it quite a lot as well and used the opportunity to try out a trizac belt I bought this week and what have I need doing with my life? It's so so much bette
    1 point
  12. You just want to hear me say big words in my charmingly hick-like southern Appalachian accent!
    1 point
  13. The GF just introduced me to this bit of British culture I missed
    1 point
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