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  1. Hello, just finished this knife, and i thought i would post it here It's a short petty, 113mm blade, and 113mm handle. The blade is o2, and the handle is zebrano and bocote, the wedges are ash. The handle is octagonal, but tapering more towards the front than the back, it is just a friction fit to the tang! Peder
  2. Hello, this axe is now going up for sale, i did a work in progress on it over in the edged tools subforum of bushcraftuk (http://www.bushcraftuk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=141510) This axe was forged entirely by hand, and the haft handcarved from a locally sourced piece of ash. Here are some specifications: Edge length is 100mm (4") - total length is 475mm (18,7") - weight is 885 grams (just under 2 pounds) The head is forged from a solid block of mild steel, with a slit and drifted eye. The edge has a laminated ck60 cutting edge. The price is 170£ / 200€/ 1500Dkk / 225$ + shipping If interested you can contact med at: visti.knifeworks@gmail.com or send me a PM Next to a GB sfa for reference Best regards Peder Visti
  3. Thank you, axes are good fun, alot of forging and very little grinding!
  4. Hello, i recently finished my journeymans-test, and so have a bit of time to focus on axes again. So here is another one: Edge length is 100mm (4") - total length is 475mm (18,7") - weight is 885 grams (just under 2 pounds) The head is forged from a solid block of mild steel, with a slit and drifted eye. The edge has a laminated ck60 cutting edge. The haft is ash from the local sawmill. As forged: A bit of grinding later: and finished: a comparison with the well-known GB sfa: Best regards Peder Visti
  5. I did the last forging on this axe just now, it currently weighs 725g, the black line is where it will be trimmed to.
  6. Another couple of kitchen knives in the rough: And here with a finished example for reference: Peder Visti
  7. Hello, i had the idea of starting this thread because i like forging as close to the final result as possible, i am sure i am not alone. This is supposed to be a picture thread, used to show our knives, tools, axes, spears, etc. as they leave the forge, mods if this is the wrong place for this, feel free to move it. I will start: I did these 2 kitchen knives yesterday and today, forged from 6x35x80mm o2: Lets see if this catches on! Peder Visti
  8. Thanks, that's a clever trick, i think i will remember this on future knives of this construction! Peder Visti
  9. Hello again I have recently ventured into making kitchen knives, initially because i needed some kitchen cutlery for myself. This is the latest result to come out of the forge, the blade is 205mm long (8") and about 32mm wide (1 1/4") at the widest point, it is also quite thin, around 3,5mm at the thickest, tapering to the point and edge, the blade is flat ground, transitioning to a convex for the last 8mm, these factors lead me to believe it is a carver or sujihiki, but i may very well be wrong, since typology is not my strong point, feel free to educate me if you please! The blade was edge quenched, and after finishing i did a 15 minute etch in ferric chloride, to combat the inevitable oxidation that will occur in the kitchen, this also revealed a simple quench line, and alloy banding of the parts that were left unquenched. The handle is simple, it is maple and bocote, the handle is attached by drilling a 10mm hole partway through the handle block, and then drilling a 6mm hole a bit deeper, to guide the thinner end of the tang, so it is not a sloppy fit. The gaps around the tang at the top are then filled with two tapering hardwood wedges, in this case beech dowel, the wedges are glued to the handle itself with regular woodglue, but are just a friction fit to the tang, this may or may not be a strong enough constrution, that will be proved during testing. But seeing as lots of handmade japanese kitchen cutlery is also just put together with a friction fit, i think this will be allright. Regards Peder Visti
  10. Hello again! I have yet to get bored of axemaking, and i am always finding myself coming back to the subject. Here is another one, the construction method is symmetrically wrapped with a medium-carbon edge bit! It started out as a piece of mild steel, with the dimensions 12x35x190mm, and a small piece of ø25 round ck60 forged out to form an edge insert. The handle material is elm, and the axe is hafted from the top like a trade axe. Here it is, as forged and normalized And here it is after grinding, heat treat and polishing. And here it is as hafted. If anybody has any idea on which Petersen typology this might fit under i would be happy to hear about it.( type G maybe?) Best regards Peder Visti
  11. Hello, I made this axe (along many others) and decided it was time i tried myself with an axe mask. Leatherwork is not really my cup of tea, and so i made it as simple as i could, which worked out alright i think! I chose a stud button for the snap, also out of simplicity, i quite like simple stuff! A large tapered welt was needed at the bottom for a good fit. any suggestions for improvements to the next one would be welcome! Peder Visti
  12. Nice affordable setup! Is the vfd dustproof? if not you might want to consider enclosing it somehow, else you might end up frying it from getting steel dust within the components! Peder
  13. Ahh okay, too fast a quench it is then!
  14. I quenched in durixol w25 oil preheated to ca. 50c which is supposedly a medium-fast quench oil, whatever that means!
  15. Thanks Alan! here's the flaw i was talking about: Then, right after the quench - Catastrophic failure, this is definately a first for me! The axe split right down through the core steel, i can not even blame it on the welds since they are still holding up! This was also the first time i have used 80crv2 as the core steel on an axe, but it certainly is not the first time i am heat treating it! I haven't had any issues when making knives out of this stuff, so i am guessing that it moves much different than the mild on the sides! I think for now i am sticking with ck60 for the cores, if anyone has any suggestions as to why this might have happened i am all ears! Peder Visti
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