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  1. DanT

    Tribal spear

    Next step was to grind into something of a lens shape So now it is a bit closer to being a spear. At this point I have stopped to "live with" the blade for awhile - trying to decide if this is the shape I want to go with or if I should narrow the blade by a 1/2" per side or so. When I have made up my mind regarding the shape, will start adding the knapped look. Any thoughts/suggestions are welcome.
  2. DanT

    Tribal spear

    Update! Went to a local truck service garage, they let me pick a piece of leaf spring from their scrap bin it was 35.5 x 4 x 3/8, a little rusty, and shaped like a leaf spring The muffle furnace at work is only 15" deep by 4" square so I cut a piece off the spring 14 7/8" long and put it in the furnace. I got the bar up to about 1600F then put it between two heavy steel plates on a 10 ton hydraulic press, pressed it flat, and left it to cool. I then reheated the now flat bar in the furnace again to 1600F then shut furnace off and left bar to cool in the furnace overnight t
  3. DanT

    Tribal spear

    I have decided to make a knapped steel spear for this KITH. I have always liked the look of Tom Sterlings knapped steel knives, so my thanks to him for his tutorials. The knife below is one I recently made to get a feel for the knapped style (sorry for the blurriness) The spear I plan to make will have a blade made from 5160, and be approximately 3.5 inches wide by 15 inches long. I haven't decided on my shaft material, but I have a bunch of dried hickory logs along with a few other woods. I will post pics of my progress, and would appreciate any tips, critic
  4. Reminds me of diatoms
  5. DanT

    Rime Fang

    Here is the link for the anchor links http://www.hightemptools.com/wroughtiron.html Cool design!
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