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Colin KC

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  1. Here's one I made some time ago
  2. Jake, tell your buddy to get some soft fire bricks for the sides & some ceramic fibreboard for the top. for when he has to reline (& he will cos of the borax, which he will use to make damascus, cos he can, cos I did with my Swan ) Best to get some castable for the bottom though
  3. Jeroen, I've made blister steel using a piece of box section with crushed charcoal, the strips were @ 3mm thick & were cooked inna single burner, blown gas forge at around 1200 for a good 45 minutes (not including heat up time)& were very carburised by the time they cooled & came out (I would estimate a take up of around .8% - 1.0%) & after hardening a test piece it seemed to be (by a simple break & look test) evenly distributed (by this time it's not surprising I'd guess) Hope that helps Col
  4. Kyle, I don't see too much curvature in the blade currently (sorry Shannon) the tip looks fine. I'd scrape off the clay as is & redo it to around a third of the way down from the spine (it might be an idea to pre-heat the blade to @ 65-70 degrees C in an oven as this helps the clay dry quickly. Make it even on both sides (use a mirror) & make sure it's no thicker on one side than t'other. Then I'd quench, horizontally in water, just like you're stabbing it (in two three just like a waltz) then out & straight into oil, practice this many times with a stick - out of the forge, into the water two three into the oil nice slow cutty movements, done! I've done many file tantos like this (even a file short sword over 24" in length ) & it's rarely failed me (though I've failed many times ) Good luck.
  5. As for damascus, I think a very high layer count, random in nickel bearing/vanilla would look great
  6. I've seen jambiyas that look like they're hollow ground (on a larger wheel) & others that look flat ground Personally, on such a thin profile blade, unless you've got a large wheel, you'd prolly be forgiven for going flat, imo
  7. Just another intuitive leap. Hmmm, mebbe I'm getting in touch with my feminine side a little too much
  8. I'd guess that it was to absorb/slough off unwanted impurities &/or help the furnace to settle into an optimum environment
  9. Teehee! I might start achully agreeing with Owen, that'd make him very uneasy
  10. It's as evocative of still movement as any art I've seen
  11. As I recall, there was an article in an ABANA? periodical concerning solid state welding.
  12. & of course, you noticed that I categorically wouldn't do it a second time
  13. I think it was more like 20 feet Jake & I'm not a pirate!
  14. I just wanted to highlight that section Ric, not take it out of context, but for those out there that don't unnerstand irony, this should have had a after it
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