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matt venier

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  1. You know the Vista Cruiser and I will be there!!!!!!!
  2. Oh No!!! I'm feeling the need to make another sword cane!!!
  3. Hey Alan You can also get zirconium from American metals exchange http://www.amxinc.com/ and you cant solder or braze it, you can only tig weld and it's supposed to be in a argon purge chamber
  4. Hers is one of my latest katanas forge welded to 600 layers with a combination of W2,1075 and 1045. 28” long blade, 1.375” wide, .320” thick at the munemachi with .75” of sori. This is a healthy blade and weighs in at just under 3lbs fully mounted. All the fittings were made by me out of Zirconium and heat colored to a luxurious black finish that not only looks fantastic but is extremely durable ( when I say extremely I should say nearly bomb proof). I’ve been looking for a shakudo replacement and zirconium seems to be it although it is not the easiest material to work with. The Fudo-Myo men
  5. Hey Justin, I'm interested in some titanium I messaged you through the forum. Matt
  6. Carrot cake getting..................replaced! oh the horror!!!!!
  7. Are raisins soaking in something at this point.......Doug?
  8. To Scott I start any project I'm unsure of with two phrases. "what could go wrong?" and "How hard could it be?" Then somewhere in the middle of said project comes "well from here on out it should be nothing but problems!" These motivational saying can get me through most things with only mild emotional scarring. :) There is something much more aggressive about one of these over a katana, you have to kind of feel it.
  9. Thanks for all the replies Guys! Jake all the sori plus a bit more was forged in, as I tend to lose a bit when I quench in parks50 whether I controlled it or not I'm not sure Get on the bandwagon guys it's a fun type of blade to make although wrapping the handle the way I did meant I had 4 pieces of cord the were 25' (thats FEET) long! It was problematic to keep them straight and untangled
  10. Just want to start off by saying I had this blade forged, ground and heat treated (at least twice!) before Jesus posted his nagamaki so I'm not following a trend I just got beaten to the punch(what a punch though ) 24.5” long, 1.62” at it’s widest, almost .375” thick with almost .75” of sori. it’s a san mai blade with a core of W2 wrapped in a jacket of 750 layers of laminated 1075/1045 all from Aldo. This has got to be one of the wickedest things I’ve made. Mounted as a nagamaki(long wrappings) it has a copper habaki, titanium seppa, and a heat colored hammer finished Zirconium tsuba. L
  11. Is this Aldo's 1075 or is it from "another supplier" Aldos has a lot less maganese than run of the mill(ironic) 1075
  12. How about royal oak or cowboy charcoal? You can usually get them at loews or home depot
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