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Arcus J

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  • Birthday 12/21/1981

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    Hobart Tasmania
  1. It looks like a Yataghan blade but with strange hilt/furniture? Very interesting.
  2. "various pieces of metalwork"... i see his anvil, breakdown hammer (two hander), and his no-doubt cherished working hammer. Might also be a poker and fork in the top right of the excavation? Beautiful objects all
  3. Thanks for the replies guys The copper plating technique looks like it will produce the results i'm after quite nicely! i have some 15N20, but for an inlay i might try pure nickel sheet/wire. Cheers!
  4. Hello Forumites! So, i was dreaming up a design for a sword today, that involves copper inlaid patterning on a blackened (etched) blade. Groovy, i thought to myself. BUT i cannot find any information on an etchant that would allow me to finish the inlay before i etched the blade! 8( Does anyone know of such a thing? or is my plan doomed to fail? Thanks for any thoughts! -Arcus
  5. Ahh I see! I would take that fellows advice and use that folded tip. Looks lighter than the solid tip but most of all is much less likely to catch on anything.
  6. Hey pedro i wouldn't do anything to change the geometry of the tip, just make sure its rounded off well with no hard edges. if i'm seeing it right, either a folded over or a flattened out tip would be terrible to work with... i've studied classical and modern fencing and i can tell you the difference of even having that little button on the tip is remarkable! just my opinion and have you looked for rules set out by your organisation? EDIT: as far as steel goes i would suggest "medium" carbon steels like spring steels.... 1060 1075
  7. Wow that's some amazing stuff Thank you for sharing Hloh!
  8. Awesome stuff! thanks heaps for sharing, you've inspired me to try this.
  9. Arcus J

    the big space

    Beautiful work there Moreno! Your experimentation is highly inspiring. I think there is definately a lesson in there. I also love your Big Space concept, im going to pick that up and carry it down to my forge right now! :Dsrc="http://forums.dfoggknives.com/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif">
  10. Make them a kitchen knife! Dosn't have to be a whopping chef knife or cleaver; give them a paring knife or little slicer. Even as your very first knife project these are straight-forward. Everyone's parents are their own of course, but its often the case that if you please mum, dad will go along too. xD
  11. I agree with those above. Despite the fact that the name is just a description of the milling process, it is most likely a "mild" steel that won't harden, however it is exactly what you want for some Blacksmithing! Try your hand at scrolls or twists or make some hooks or tongs or a firepoker! But if thats not your thing it is great to practice your blade shaping. Cheap and cheerfull, go to town on it. -Arcus
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