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Tom Olsmith

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About Tom Olsmith

  • Birthday 11/30/1968

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    Harrison, NJ
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    blacksmithing, silversmithing, coppersmithing
  1. In a preheated kiln heats steel to the color of orange and leave it to cool down, about three, four hours. A2 belongs to a group of air-hardening steel, is hard to forge, but it made ​​knives are excellent. The steel (A2) I used to make punches and dies for stamping press. D2 is even better but it's too hard for file work I know, maybe it's stupid, maybe it's funny, but I'm doing the blade such as a long time ago. Then there was the bolt sanders, grinders, plasma cutters and yet they did great knives.
  2. Yes, if the blade is forged equally it is not hard to work it a file before hardening. On the photos from top: A2 steel, 1095 steel and damascus O1 - 1075. All blades are made ​​by hand using a file.
  3. Made of A2 steel. Blades forged and finished by hand, I do not like grinding.
  4. Perfectly finished, beautiful, this is what I like.
  5. Thanks Nicholas. Long, long time ago I made knife for myself with the same shape. Only blade was at 14 inches long and proportionately wider and thicker. I lost it while moving to another city
  6. Steel 1095, tempered to 58 HRC, only hand made, not used any grinder to produce the blade. Handle - american walnut and brass. The blade is long on 7 and 1/4 inch. <iframe width="960" height="720" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/h12PeDJGTW4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  7. I hope that you can see everything on movie. <iframe width="480" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/h12PeDJGTW4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  8. Sorry for posting below the post I do not have much time for the knife, but I have these pictures of the next work.
  9. Thanks guys , but I do not know any tricks First, I made a couple of hammers, and then with the bigger hammer (five pound) I forging the blade without use of instruments. Then smoothed the blade with a smaller hammer.
  10. I wrote the first post, so I introduce myself, I'm Tom. My first knife I made 25 years ago, a dagger type blade. The second knife I made 20 years ago, bowie, long blade for 15 ". He served me many years. For the past six years, I don't have knife, so I decided to do some myself. Pictures of the process of creating. Made of steel type 1075. How do I do next, I will do more pictures.
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