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  1. Hola amigos, no he mostrado ningún trabajo por un tiempo, he estado terminando varios pedidos de cuchillos, les dejo algunas imágenes de ellos. espero que te guste
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  2. Thank you Kevin it means a lot; a WIP thread of yours was one of the first things I looked at when I started making knives. I find myself doing a lot of projects on the fringes of hobby bladesmithing as far as information and technique go, so I try and document my process to hopefully make it a little easier for the next person. Honestly, I'm beginning to think obscurity is what draws me to a project: it seems like I find a style I like and keep pushing until there's frustratingly little information available, then try to make it. +1 to the beginning of the fall semester being bus
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  3. I just call it "patina". Anyhow, interesting thing this with the types of graver alloys and how they all function. I did all the cuts today with a tungsten graver, althought I did the channels in the steel with a HSS one. I've ordered a bunch of tungsten graver blanks from Lindsay though, as well as som.. what did he call them.. M42? Tougher than HSS. Anyhow, I tried to outline my inlay today.. ended up like this. I started out with the "line" - which was catastrophic. Dug into the copper real quick. I then moved on to the "T", which
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  4. I hope this is not Too far off the subject(didn't think it warrants a thread of it's own). My reception is crap at the moment,but i believe we touched on birch burls earlier in this thread. I just did get to finally use one of the burls i harvested a year ago.The only one usable out of the bunch. And i just wanted to re-emphasize that difference between the more common/less interesting-grain burl that has smooth bark just like the parent tree,and this other kind-black and fissured and warty-looking on the outside. Thins is The kind,especially the one th
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  5. Pretty much what Alan said...they are SO soft that any error in your graver control/technique makes a large change In the cut. It’s one of those crazy surprises, much easier to make nice, clean cuts in steel, harder to cut clean in really soft materials. Keep your gravers scrupulously sharp! You’ll probably have better luck cutting non-ferrous materials like copper, aluminum, gold or silver with tungsten carbide gravers. A lot of the soft materials will “gall,” leaving bits of material stuck to HSS steel gravers, but not carbide. Another of those logic defying things. A littl
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  6. Presenting "Haust Gjalda" We all know of Freyr, that most venerated god who brings fair weather and fine harvest. We also know of Freyr’s fine sword which, when wielded by a worthy hero, would fight all by itself. What is not so well know is the tale of Freyr losing this magical sword, and its eventual fate. It would seem that all heroes, even godly ones, have their flaws. Freyr is no different. He gave into temptation one night and creeped to sit in Odin’s seat Hliðskjálf so that he may see everything in all the realms. His reward for this treachery w
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  7. See if this works: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AVPwQoa3cm3cqGcao0Rfvr1dnk9A42eB/view?usp=sharing
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  8. That came out great Brian, and you learned a bunch of stuff along the way. Bonus!
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  9. Very nice, beautiful blend of natural materials and nice workmanship! Clint
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  10. Hey Brian, lets just say it’s a “KITH for all seasons”. You put a lot of work in it. I know that for me, casting anything, is waaaay on down my bucket list. You’ve already got your hands into that rather nicely I’d say! Nice job, good work Brian. Gary LT
    1 point
  11. Wonderful work Brian, boy you did a great job on that grip as well. I really liked the story too. In addition to that, very nice photography. Inspiring all round.
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  12. Another momentary detour into woodwork between knives... I have been blessed with four grandsons and finally a baby granddaughter week before last. The boys are five and a half, four, three, and two. The five year old and the four year old are getting to the age where they have began to accumulate treasure. I've taught them how to find arrow heads in the garden. They find cool rocks, and they like bones and horns and unique things from the woods. I stand accused of encouraging such behavior. Anyway, my wife decide it would be good to start making each of the
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  13. I had to look them up to see what they are, so no help here. They do look kind of like a Chinese cleaver with the end rounded off, and those are used more like a knife with a built-in spatula than a cleaver. I suspect you are right, they're just the latest fad. Unless you're a traditionalist Serbian chef, that is. I love that you can get them made in Japan in a canvas scabbard covered in kanji... I also was trying to see if maybe they are a version of the chopping knives used to make steak tartare, the Russian version. But since they don't seem to come in pairs, I doubt it.
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  14. Don’t forget to cut tiny outlines around your inlays if you want them to appear finely wrought and with good definition. These are almost like shade lines, and you would cut them in the steel, not the inlay. Use high magnification, go slow and be on the lookout for cutting into the inlay. Cutting into the inlay will be like a high speed car hitting a deep puddle on one side, and will want to swerve into the inlay, making a little bobble in your line. For what it’s worth, I usually use a flat graver to undercut (dovetail) the sides of the pocket perpendicular to the side wall, advan
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  15. Second is a 7” Damascus Bowie with ironwood handle and Damascus and brass fittings. looks like most of my pics aren’t working, maybe too big.. I’ll see if I can get a couple resized and posted up tomorrow. Anyway, thanks for looking! Feedback is always appreciated! -Justin
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  16. Still got more sanding to do on blade and hilt but getting there. My apprentice is dog tired so no more work today.
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  17. I've always wondered where batman got his bat arangs...
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