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  1. Right on.. I've only done arrow heads as far as sockets go. I was trying to wrap my head around it hehe... I was thinking maybe you'd upset it edgewise... I'd love to sit and watch you do one of these. Very cool!
  2. What is the handle? Looks like it’s all a single piece
  3. It’s flat filed throughout. I’m about to take a few days out on a lake in a cabin with my wife’s family. I’ll take a block of wood, maybe African Blackwood, and some small tools I think.. lots of carving and cooking!
  4. Thanks Alan. Got everything down to the desired cross section and figured I’d etch it really quickly before heat treatment. Everything looks solid so far but if it’s gonna go this will be where it goes pear shaped.
  5. Looks good to me. I would probably have gone for more twists but then again I usually go too far and twist a bar in half. Can’t wait to see it finished up!
  6. So I’ve been puttering around with this blade. Is it too far away from a traditional seax in your mind? I realize I have taken some constructive liberty in it. I was hoping it would appeal to other people aside from my own geekiness ( typically fairly historical). I’m still in the draw filing stage so there’s time yet for profile adjustments. Thanks for looking!
  7. Nicely done! I've always loved dirks.
  8. I love messing with wrought iron. The only con is that it is messy in a propane forge. Nice work man!
  9. It's a piece of kiln shelving and that particular picture is silver. I use the kiln shelving as a replaceable forge floor. Wrought and flux are hard on refractory. It's a small piece that was broken and I ground a dimple into it. I'm poor.
  10. Disregard man.. I totally flummoxed there and must be cross eyed from wearing jewelers glasses all day. I saw a line where there wasn't. Sabering is where the cutting edge starts to curl towards itself, I've done it on a few blades.. usually triangular dirks. Can't wait to see it done!
  11. Very nice work! I see a teensy bit of sabering but I think it suits the blade well. I agree that it's a smidge thick.. most of my earlier work was as well. I now aim for just enough to get the job done. This way it's agile and flexible when it needs to be. (My opinion) Interesting ideas Joshua States with the dowels. I've seen it done and wasn't sure how well it worked. I have a very close friend that is a master blacksmith and he swears by JB Weld. He says to pack it in warm and then clean off excess and place it in the freezer. I'm not going to say it's amazing but it seems to work for him. I love that you went outside the box for the handle and carvings while maintaining the essence.
  12. The very first knife I ever sold was a multi-bar pattern welded kiridashi. I wasn't even aware of what that was at the time. It was made for a fine carpenter friend of mine. Fun project. Very nice job man!
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