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About jameswood

  • Birthday 07/19/1995

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  1. Not posted here in a long while but Mr Bush encouraged me to. Heres a selection of knives I’ve made over the last 10 months or so, all forged from silver steel, 52100 or en9. There are also a couple of cutlers hammers I’ve forged. Handled with a combination of walnut, Paduk, wenge, curly eucalyptus, silver birch and laburnum. Ive been fairly out of the knife making scene for a while whilst serving a Farriery apprenticeship but I’m getting more time for fun these days! I will try to show more.
  2. cheers! heres number two with a garnet, emerald and sapphire
  3. just something to show im not gone completely, today i had a play with cuttle bone casting silver. moment of truth, the previous failed attempt behind it. i made the next one smaller with a larger opening to the cavity because of the big opening theres lots of cleaning (and waste!) to do dropped the garnet in the hole and couldnt get the bugger out graphite from a pencil to hold the jump ring in place
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    Cheers! glad to see you appreciate those hours of assembling, disassembling, filing and polishing!! The very same!
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    Heres my latest one, a seax- tanto Wrought iron back and W2 clay quenched edge. 10" blade 61/2" handle Ebony handle with Wrought iron, copper and reindeer antler. yet to make the sabbard (saya scabbard)
  6. having a bad time trying to etch it, cant get a clean etch thats clear, pulling my hair out!
  7. no, O1 here comes in GFS gauge plate only. see here http://www.silver-steel.co.uk/aboutsilversteel.php
  8. One i made, started it about a year ago but picked up a fly press (screw press) recently and got her finished. Made from BS1407 which i think you call Drill Rod in the states, we like our hammers hard! It was meant to be 1 3/4 Lb but ended up at 1.41 lb which will do. 4" long head and 16" long shaft. [/url] got a ball pein and cross pein to make now...and some axes!
  9. has anyone got any experience with pressing sheet metal to make ferrules? I'm trying to work out how to go about making dyes for my fly press but not having pressed sheet metal before in not sure of the subtleties involved. Any help would be appreciated!
  10. you've got a right knack for this:P where did you get your stamp made in the end?
  11. never seen what i consider to be a perfect knife before but from your photo's that appears to be so! I can only aspire to have your ability, Gerhard.
  12. just these few £40 $60 Horseshoe knife, Silver steel (BS1407) tempered for hardness 7 3/4" over all, 1/4" thick and a 3 1/2" blade. should fit an E3 slim nail £15 $23 little blacksmith knife, Silversteel i think. 6 1/2" overall 3" blade 3.5mm thick. £25 $38.50 and the bigger one. EN9 (1050ish) 8" overall, 3 3/4" blade 5mm thick. a little thick behind the edge hence the high bevel. i hope i have got the currency conversion correct, i used Google so we can blame them if it is wrong prices are excluding the P+P, open to sensible offers. i can get more photos if you want them. Thanks for looking
  13. Thanks everyone as far as im aware all horseshoes are mild steel, i forged that one from BS1407 I used HCl to get the scale off, cold forging isnt ideal as it can cause cracks in steels like i used, you can brush it when it is hot for similar effects but it takes alot of effort, for example:
  14. Last weekends work, not done any like this for a while now, im a bit out of practice! horse shoe knife from BS1407 big one from EN9 (1050ish) BS1407 again nothing too fancy
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