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Wesley Alberson

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  1. Haha! That crossed my mind too! Instead I took pictures of my folding knife and a cool eclipse ray in the water.
  2. I just push the tang to the side with my thumb. It's not too hard to do, but it's not ideal. When I make the lock wider, it should be easier to press on the lock.
  3. I have had this idea for a locking friction folder for a while. I'm not sure if it is an original design, but I haven't seen this anywhere else. This knife has a very thin but wide tang which has been spring tempered. This way, the tang is easily moved by pushing it to the side, but it is still strong when exposed to rotational force. The end of the tang has a ramp and a stop so the handle pushes the tang to the side when opening, and both pieces keep it from rotating in either direction. This is only a prototype, so I would probably make the tang shorter next time, and because it wo
  4. Here is a double upload for today; improved bolster hot-fitting and my finished 2x72.
  5. Those are so cool! The Jesus would be proud.
  6. I really want to go! I'll see if my school schedule interferes, maybe I should go next year when I'm 21...
  7. Wow! I have never seen a saber like that! I love how the handle is bent downwards!
  8. Nope, I made that one mostly at Robert's house. I didn't film anything there, unfortunately.
  9. I think I saw somewhere that someone used a very small radius contact wheel on their belt grinder. It seems that a knapped finish is often ground in. I would imagine that it could be done by forging with small radius top and bottom dies if you want the forge scale to stay on.
  10. It is muscle memory, but there are 2 methods I have tried. I forged a puukko-ish knife, and I wanted a bevel along the spine so I could leave it as a forge-finish area. I started by forging it like a knife that would have a triangular cross section. When forging a triangular cross section, it is important to hammer at an angle, but it's not as important to hold it at an angle because the side on the anvil is going to be flat anyways. All you have to do is switch sides each heat. When I established the bevel along the spine, it became more important to hold the blade at an angle so the line tha
  11. Where do I sign up to go there? It sounds like a wonderful learning experience!
  12. I love the video! I look forward to see you making more!
  13. That looks really cool! The forwards curve really makes it look deadly.
  14. I love the detail! The copper accents are very well placed.
  15. It was definitely stressful. 17 hour filming days don't help, either!
  16. Actually I was thinking of getting it laser engraved at Buckeye Engraving or a company like it. I want it to be about 3/8", and I don't have that kind of precision tooling. Also, the design looks a bit like the triforce symbol from a game called Legend of Zelda, but it's distinguishable from that.
  17. That is one badass blade! I love the forward-angled bolster design.
  18. Either I will orient it as you see in the picture onto the side of the knife, or I will rotate it clockwise so the base of the triangle is parallel to the edge of the blade. It is easier to read as is, but it would look like a cool minimalist shape if rotated counter clockwise.
  19. That is a very elegant knife! I love the handle shape and ratio.
  20. This is my "Rougemont Forge" touchmark. The shape was inspired by the angular nature of runes, and It just happened to fit well into an equilateral triangle.
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