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neil gagnon

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  1. very impressive, great job.
  2. Looks great Chris can't wait to see the finished polish. I really like that saya.
  3. Thanx for the comments Mark. All of the japanese style blades i make have a lot of sori, It is just my thing, Personal preference I guess. I was not aware of the real tanto look of a straight blade. Thank you for pointing that out.
  4. Thanx alot Wade and stormcrow, I am hoping to have a cable katana project on the go soon as I finish working on Pee wee, which is a big beefy katana I have been picking at for about 2 years on & off.
  5. Here is a cable tanto i just finished for a customer. It has a 10 inch blade made from xtra improved plow steel cable, fittings are micarta and the handle is ash with a poplar saya. Over all length is 16 inches. The last pic is with a cable blade i finished not long ago.
  6. Very cool Wade. I too am a cable lover, especially when it is etching time. Some of my sharpest blades where made of cable.
  7. very cool Jim. I really like the overall shape of the sword, especially the handle. Always wanted to try one like that. Thank you for posting.
  8. Thanks alot guys. I am trying to get more blades done lately, it helps keep my mind off of the economy and other crap going on in the world.
  9. Here is a tanto I forged a couple of years back that i finally got done. I am still working on the saya ran out of laquer. The blade is made from extra improved plow steel cable. I started with 3 billets & folded them a couple of times. The fittings are brass and steel with an epoxy coating. The width of the blade is 1 3/4inches, Blade Length is 12inches and over all is 17 inches. The handle is ash with a full ray skin wrap. Hope you like..
  10. Thanks alot Guys for the compliments. should have pics of a cable tanto i am finishing up for a customer.
  11. Thanks for the info, The specs are from the customer and i am relieved he did not want one 6 feet long. Kind of hard to clay coat and quench one with those specs.
  12. Man that 70 ton press sure makes my 20 ton air over hydralic press look pretty sadd.
  13. very cool Sam thanks for sharing.
  14. Here is one I just finished up for a customer. This is my first blade of this type of style, I normally do bowies and katanas. Steel I believe is around c1070, The overall length is 56 inches, Handle is 18 inches, Blade is 27 inches. Handle is epoxy over ash core with a cord wrap. The sheath is poplar. The guard is c1045. The blade is clay coated and quenched in water. Put a couple of picks with katana i finished recently to compare the size. Sorry about the picks very tricky to get both hamons at same time. The pink blanket doesn't help.Not much of a photogragher, anyways hope you like..
  15. Very cool Sam, I need to get one of those power hammers. They seem to work pretty slick.
  16. I started out with four billets with around 8-10 files in it. Squished them all down then squished them together. I think I had folded the whole mess a couple of times also. I made this blade over a year ago before i moved, I should have a couple others done soon.
  17. Here is a blade I have decided to finish. I made it last year from a bunch of old files I had forge welded together. The handle is 13 inches long and the blade is 31 inches long with an 1.5 of Sori. layer brass habaki, fittings are made from mild steel. handle is made from ash with a spray epoxy coating I wanted to try out. The handle also has a battle wrap with half a 308 shell for menuki. The saya is made from poplar with the same coating as the handle. Well hope you like my recycle blade katana.
  18. very cool, I really like the wood on the handle.
  19. Beautiful work Chris, really like the saya and handle choice.
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