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  1. Replica of the early medieval finds from Szurpiły (Poland), height 18.5 cm, weight 1.2 kg. I used the same technology as in the original find. To forged it I used 3 pieces of material (two types of the wrought iron and modern tool steel on the edge).
    5 points
  2. The bench top lathe turned up so it was unpacked, bolted into its place on the bench and given a tes run. I will get a bit of a heads up from the engineer on turning speed etc for steel and brass but pleased to have it after years of thnking it would be a handy thing.
    3 points
  3. Couple of different ones today. The first pair of the police rescue knives done and while it was the first time I had done the texturing it was almost exceptable but they will do for trial knives and the texturing is something I can work on. Black and OD canvas micarta on the NitroV stainless blades. Next is the kydex sheaths so something else to learn as I go.
    3 points
  4. Certainly not the most awesome thing I have ever done or made, but you have to start somewhere....
    3 points
  5. Finished this a while back and finally got around to post some results. I am okay with the final results given existing material on hand and my experience. I do like planning things out and made a prototype handle before hand to check fit. Would have liked to use any ivory colored scales for contrast but I didn’t have any stock available. The guard and frame are forged down from a 1” round piece of wrought, not twisted. I used a beveled museum finished at the guard and pommel. The Karelian birch might repeat some random pattern seen in the metal....might! Anyway, it’s done and there
    2 points
  6. I was recently contacted by someone through my FB page asking about a dagger I made several years ago (2016?). He wanted to know if I could make another one and how much it would cost. Now you know why I use templates! I have the blade, guard, and handle templates from this dagger and can reproduce a fairly accurate copy. This is a 9-bar blade, and it's accordion cut, so I need a big hunk of steel. Here is the starting billet. 3.25" x 1.5" x 5.5"
    1 point
  7. Now this is both a project I wanted to do because I want to practice more with making scabbards with by knives and also an experiment for me with different techniques. The first one being making the blade completely by stock removal instead of forging. And so far I am not seeing any obvious advantages to it Started with 6.2mm thick bar of 80crv2 and after profiling it weighs a whopping 1695grams so we are talking about at least a kilo of steel getting turned into dust Started with grinding in the fullers, planning on having two on each side a
    1 point
  8. I got the photo proof back yesterday from Whetstone studio of my full set. Some of these you have likely seen already. These are the five that were in the judging room
    1 point
  9. Yesterday did some grinding on an experimental Z-wear/ stainless blade and some light chopping into a carved buffalo horn. Also I cut welded doors on the Argentine grill and layed out the vents.
    1 point
  10. No actual knife work, but I did spend a few hours reorganizing things and loading up my two new tool boxes!
    1 point
  11. Mark Greene's North Carolina Easy Ore, a brown goethite. This will of course involve Mark if it happens...
    1 point
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