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clint c last won the day on January 9

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  1. Awesome axe! Looks to be the perfect size and excellent workmanship.
  2. Thanks for the compliments gents. It does feel nice in the hand and the customer was pretty happy. I very much enjoy this forum and all the great projects that get posted here, certainly inspiration to keep on pounding! Clint
  3. Had a fellow request a knife made with lines of a Grohmann, in damascus. This is what I came up with. Blade is 5" long forged from 180 layers of 1084 and 15N20. Handle is cocobollo with a slight taper to the tang to balance it better. Thanks for looking, Clint
  4. The customer asked for a pointed clever, didn’t realize the Serbs came up with this till just now! i suppose the nooks and crannies could be an issue, but not if washed after use. I believe the idea, besides cosmetics, is that slices are less likely to stick on an irregular surface....but I havn’t tried it out and can’t say from personal experience.
  5. A fella asked me to make a cleaver recently, so I made two very similar. Stock removal from an old ice saw blade, beat on with a ball peen hammer for a "distressed" look, finished with mustard patina. I used wendge wood for the handle scales and believe it is deceptively nice stuff when finished, doesn't looks that great until you put a polish on it IMHO. Clint
  6. Really love the lines and flow on this one, combined with the material contrasts it is awesome. Clint
  7. Hello, I forged this 7 3/4 inch long blade from a San mai billet I made with 200 layer 1084/15N20 sandwiching a piece of 80CRV2. It is 1/4 thick at the ricasso, flat ground with a convex edge. Makers mark etched on the blade spine. The guard and spacer are mild steel and gun blued. Handle is ironwood with a stainless pin. Sheath is 8oz leather with a beavertail hide overlay and hand stitched by yours truly. Price is $350 shipped. I am in Alberta, Canada. Please PM me and can send additional photos. Thanks, Clint
  8. Liking the practical designs and clean execution, nicely done! Clint
  9. Very nice work on those folders and the steel looks fantastic! I envy your patience and skills! Clint
  10. Handy looking little blade, and i like your sheath design.
  11. Looks awesome Gary, loved the WIP and the final product is fantastic in every way. Clint
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    Thanks gents, I like the stainless one as well, a bit nervous that it’s not as tough as straight carbon steel but I let the customer know of those potential shortcomings. I should have been more careful forging the san mai blade as it ended up not having a centered core on the edge as you can see.....that’s from me hammering too much on one side I believe as the core is centred. And I am lucky to have a friend who traps beavers! Clint
  13. Hammons look nice, really like the lines of the 1st hunter size one with G10 or micarta handle. Clint
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    After forging I normalized three times, ground, normalized again, used satinite to clay the area I didn’t want hardened, heated to non-magnetic and quenched in Parks 50, tempered at 375 x 2hours x 2, did the brass rod test and chopped some whitetail antler after sharpening to ensure no edge rolling or chipping. Clint
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    So, the pattern welded one is a sanmai with 80CRV2 centre core, blued mild steel fittings and ironwood. 7 3/4" long blade with a beavertail hide sheath. A fella saw it but wanted one made from stainless, so it's 8" blade is ground from S35V with stainless fittings and ironwood, also with a beavertail hide sheath. Clint
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