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Donnie

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  1. Stylish, Mike. Good Job.
  2. The blade was forged from 01 round. 4" cutting edge 7 1/2" overall Length Handle is a whitetail antler Sheath is veg-tan leather that has been aged, sealed using a wax mixture for water resistance and hardness (Sheath made by my wife). Sharp cutting edge..... Asking 60.00 plus S&H SOLD Thanks, Donnie Boivin email: hardluckforge@bellsouth.net This is SOLD ... thanks for looking
  3. Nice job, keep up the good work.
  4. Absolutely beautiful.....as always. Love looking at your work.
  5. Nice looking Damascas blade. Has a nice clean job overall. Keep up the good work.
  6. Good looking knife.....Always enjoy seeing what you have made. Has a great overall look.
  7. The blade was forged from 01 round. 4" cutting edge 7 1/2" overall Length Handle is a whitetail antler Sheath is veg-tan leather, sealed using a wax mixture for water resistance and hardness (Sheath was made by my wife). This is actually the 1st sheath she has ever made. Critique as you wish.....suggestions and comments welcome.
  8. After getting the drift started in the slit, hold the piece with the drift horizontal. Hold the spike in such a way that the spike catches the edge of the anvil, and the drift rides just on top of the anvil face so to speak. Drive the drift in until you need another heat, knock the drift out, take a heat and repeat. Alternate which side hits the edge of the anvil, just to keep things sort of even. It's a lot easier than it sounds. Hope this helps.
  9. Thanks, David. I enjoy gazing at fancy ornate pieces myself. But, I am a pretty simple fellow, and when I get the urge to forge a knife, it's as simple as the maker. They are razor sharp.
  10. Top: W1 2 & 3 from top: O1 Bottom 2: worn out file Handle: Whitetail deer antler
  11. I'd say you quite the problem solver. Very ingenious plan. And once again, that is a beautiful piece of work.
  12. I don't know what to say! How about.....awesome, beautiful, breathtaking, impressive, and I love it.
  13. Donnie

    all nighter

    I just love a happy ending !
  14. Thanks, Mike. I made a sheath that only covers the blade. No belt loop. The wife laid claim to it, and it ended up in her handbag.
  15. Items used...... old file, angle grinder, flapper disk, OX/AC torch and razor sharp. Critique as you wish.....
  16. 'SIMPLE WAY TO MAKE A KNIFE FROM A FILE" I am a welder by trade, hobby blacksmith and by no stretch of the imagination a bladesmith. I do enjoy making hawks and an occasional knife. A few days ago I picked up an old file, ground it to shape, heated it evenly with oxy/ac torch. Heated to a bright orange, quenched in oil, placed it in oven for an hour and a half at 425. A few strokes on a whetstone and shaved my arm. I realize this is NOT the way a bladesmith would do it. And it's not a high quality blade. But, I had just a short time that evening to fool around. I did however produce a KNIFE and the process was quite SIMPLE.
  17. My family came here from Quebec. Never been there myself. Those photos make me wish I were there. Thanks for sharing.
  18. That handle and sheath just seem to belong together. Nicely done.
  19. Good work. Nice and sneaky looking.
  20. Turned out quite nicely. I like it!
  21. The sun will still come up in the morning, and with it will be new possibilities. It ain't over till it's over. Hang in there, Doug. Things will start looking up again soon. Take care.
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