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About jrassett

  • Birthday 03/03/1981

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    Fairmont MN
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    Im a father of two and a husband of one, my spare time is spent in my smithy making knives, thats it.
  1. jrassett

    "Water, or ice or winter"

    Beautiful work! The blade looks great too
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    WIP- 7 Bar Turkish Bowie

    AWESOME!! That pattern seems to move, very cool
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    Elk Camp Knife

    Looks great Wade, another awesome piece
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    YAY a WIP

    That beautiful ,Great work Stephan
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    YAY a WIP

    Thats turning out awesome! Cant wait to see her all finished, thanks for the WIP
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    Twisted Damascus & Random

    Looks awesome, nice pattern manipulation
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    some older work

    Wow, this blade looks fierce, great engraving too
  8. jrassett

    Integral Bowie

    Looks great, awesome pattern!
  9. jrassett

    5160 hunter

    Thanks, befor this I hadnt done more than 3 either. All Im hoping for is the added grain refinement ( if any ) will out cut the triple quenched 5160 blade, and still be as tough. I just want perfection, is that too much to ask for?
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    some very interesting patterning!

    Looks killer, lets see the knife. Is that just a random pattern or did you manipulate it special?
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    5160 hunter

    Thanks, this was my first time dying antler so I was a little worried how it might turn out, but overall Im pleased with it. I dont know if the extra hardening cycles will make the blade perform any better (or worse) then a triple edge quench, but I figured Id give it a try.
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    carved ebony fighter

    Looks great, beautiful carving
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    Oldies but Goodies

    Wow! That steel is awesome! Great craftsmanship
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    5160 hunter

    Heres a new hunter Ive been working on, finaly finished. Blade was stretched from 1" John Deere L&D shaft (5160) and given several flash normalizing cycles during forging and 3 full normalizing cycles after befor annealing. The guard and pommel are some beautiful antique wrought iron from an 1800's wagon wheel rim, and the handle is dyed elk antler and stacked leather. Shes a hand full, but has a great grip and palm swell. I did an experiment, forged thick, and edge quenched this blade 6 times with freeze cycles between hardenings. I didnt take pictures but the visual transformation of the steel between the first and last quench was amazing. After the 3rd quench she had the grainy "wootzy" pattern we all know and love, but by the 6th quench, freeze and end tempering the steel looked incredible, barely any visible grain but almost a crystaline appearance. Im goin to do some testing and see if it helped the performance. Il repolish and etch later and see if I cant get some good pics of the temper lines. Shes razor sharp and ready for work. Glad to hear what you think! OAL 11.25" Blade-6" Satin finished for now
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    safe sgian dubh

    Beautiful work Jake! Your carvings are outstanding
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