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  1. The video is here................ http://www.bladesmithsforum.com/index.php?showtopic=23706
  2. Maybe you are thinking of another stone type,there is no iron in basalt.
  3. It is a Ngraver,the company is still in business.Maybe all of your questions answered here............ https://www.google.com/search?&q=site:www.engraverscafe.com+ngraver
  4. Looks like the photos were hosted on photobucket,they may be having problems.
  5. It is engraver's/chaser's pitch,the photo looks like black pitch which is somewhat brittle. In your climate a red pitch would probably work better and it is somewhat pliable. http://www.cooksongold.com/Jewellery-Tools/Engravers-Pitch-450gm-Red-prcode-999-0099
  6. Everything about graver geometry,etc. is here .............. http://www.engraverscafe.com/forumdisplay.php?109-Hand-Gravers
  7. Try searching "engraving tools",one link here... http://nogusra.no/gullsmed/verktoy-maskiner,but their catalog won't load for me. If you can forge a blade a simple engraving chisel can be made with W-1 steel.
  8. The tag in the top link says Koblenz probably Germany.There have been a number of museum photos posted from various locations.
  9. It would help to know what type you are thinking about and metals involved. Form Emphasis for Metalsmiths" Heikki Seppa,
  10. The blade appears to be acid etched,Google "Antonio Montejano" to view what an expert can do.Use the search function here on the forum,there are also a number of examples.
  11. Tinkers/block anvil.looks like someone used it to flatten metal by hammering/striking the stake end.
  12. There is no easy way to get into engraving,least expensive would be hammer and chisel.Everything you might want to know is here........ http://www.igraver.com/sharpening.shtmland http://www.engraverscafe.com/forumdisplay.php?1-Hand-Engraving-Forum . Ask your questions from the experts,most are willing to help beginners.
  13. https://www.google.com/search?q=salt+heat+treat&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#q=salt+heat+treat:www.bladesmithsforum.com+site:www.bladesmithsforum.com
  14. Ben.. you are saying the gravers used are a USA #39 flat graver and a knife graver at what ever the size that will get the job done?
  15. http://www.thompsonsknives.com/birch.htmlwas about the only stateside dealer,but it looks like he has few at this time.Do you have a specific reason to want Masur? At one time there were some good wood dealers on Ebay,but most stopped selling due to the ever increasing seller fees and most disputes go in favor of the buyers.
  16. Depending on what you want to spend........... Ebay has several pages of Russian birch ,search "birch burl".
  17. What temperature was the solder you were using? Something as small as a ring shouldn't be hard to solder,a hardware store plumbers propane torch would be adequate.
  18. Who would have used these 30 foot long viking swords ? http://www.ritebook.in/2015/02/sverd-i-fjell-swords-in-rock-norway.html
  19. Trade mark "bullies" have threatened many people over the years.One case was about the term "space marine" and it's usage.See link for article and information.... https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/02/trademark-bully-thwarted-spots-space-marine-back-online
  20. Not sure if anyone else has viewed these photos,etc. they are downloadable.The 4 foot Indian execution sword is interesting. https://collections.royalarmouries.org/#/objects
  21. You must have missed one.............. http://www.bladesmithsforum.com/index.php?showtopic=33234&hl=%2Biron+%2Bwire#entry322065 But if you can't find the right size locally try here............ http://www.gesswein.com/p-7730-iron-binding-wire.aspx
  22. Palladium white gold is fairly easy to get if you can open an account with Hoover & Strong , Hauser & Miller,stuller or know someone who does have an account. Prongs breaking more often with nickle white gold was mostly due to abuse or normal wear removing the rhodium plating which is on all nickle white jewelry.Clorine rarely was a major problem.
  23. The FTC has a definition for handmade jewelry and it would work for handmade knives.
  24. I think you have blown everything,did you ask why the Norwegian Knife Association has the stated rules? Doesn't the Swedish word for knife maker translate to "cutler"?The ABS has rules for their shows,every member follows their rules for their shows. Did you ask the question on the British Knife forum in the scandi section,you would probably get a different outlook on the cultural outlook than on a Blade smithing forum.
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