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  1. Joshua, the steel I’m using for my tooling is 4130 and 4140.
  2. Hey guys I just made a slot punch and a drift (almond shaped) in order to use the punch and drift method to forge an axe. I was wondering if you guys could critique them and tell me if you would make any changes. The slotpunch is unfinished but will look like the handled punch up top I got from GSTongs. Obviously I still have some grinding to do but I still have time! I saw this video where a guy drilled 2 holes about the length of his slot punch and then punched through normally. What is the purpose/advantage of this? Does it make it easier to keep the hole straight? Any other general tips on
  3. Thanks for the reply guys! I’ve tried calling local shops before and they basically laughed when I asked for a drop, the other place around her wanted $22 bucks for one tiny block of steel. Luckily I called speedy metals and they said they would ship in a small flat rate for me. So I got 2 blocks of mild in the said dimensions for ~$12 shipped! -Jeff
  4. I’m looking for 1018 steel to make an axe body from. Does anyone happen to have 3/4”x2”x4” 1018 mild steel? I’ve looked online and the websites have great prices (as low as $4 per piece) yet they say that shipping is $20 with ups. This doesn’t make sense to me considering the bar only weighs about 1.7 pounds and you can fit at least 2 in a small USPS flat rate box for $6.95. Thanks guys! -Jeff
  5. Limited Time Christmas Sale!!! Price is $330 until christmas morning. After christmas price goes back up! I will cover PayPal fees and you will cover shipping. Thanks! -Jeff
  6. Wow thats beautiful. I wish I could own this piece to help me craft better japanese style swords. -Jeff
  7. Price Drop!!! Now $400 plus shipping
  8. Thats beautiful! i love that black on that leather...how did you achieve this? -Jeff
  9. well that sucks. Can you see them now? -Jeff
  10. Well this is a blade that is stainless steel and done via stock removal don't hate me too much guys! Sometimes high quality stainless is the way to go! I hope you enjoy it! Please feel free to share your thoughts and opinions on how I can improve my work. Blade: ~7" (177.8mm) cutting edge with CPM154 stainless heat treated by Matthew Gregory (thanks man!) and it is about 2" (50mm) tall allowing for plant of knuckle clearance. I used 0.1" (2.5mm) thick stock and it tapers down to a needle point and the edge is almost at zero. The spine and choil are crowned for comfort. H
  11. I know you guys are gonna hate me because this isn't forged but...sometimes a high quality stainless blade is what you need Anyways I am very proud of this and I hope you guys enjoy it! Blade: ~7" (177.8mm) cutting edge with CPM154 stainless heat treated by Matthew Gregory (thanks man!) and it is about 2" (50mm) tall allowing for plant of knuckle clearance. I used 0.1" (2.5mm) thick stock and it tapers down to a needle point and the edge is almost at zero. The spine and choil are crowned for comfort. Handle:Wa handle style about 5.125" long (130mm). The bolster is mad
  12. This Blade is beautiful and it makes me want to make another tango in the near future. -Jeff Fogleboch
  13. This bar was prelaminated when I got it. -Jeff Fogleboch
  14. SOLD Thanks A lot guys! -Jeff Fogleboch
  15. Mild steel won't spark it needs to be hardened high carbon steel. I'll post a tutorial in the near future guys! -Jeff Fogleboch
  16. I'd also like to add that I am willing to take orders for this if you guys are interested. They will be $25 shipped in the USA. If you guys want I can also post a tutorial on how I make these next time I go out and forge some. I choose to temper mine because as quenched steel is just too brittle. There is a good chance it will break if you drop it on the ground. I only temper at a really low temperature and it still throws wonderful sparks but has a lot more toughness in case you drop it. -Jeff Fogleboch
  17. Thanks a lot guys! Is the titanium harder to get a spark from? And I'm not sure. I don't think it matters too much about The angle but this happens to be square. Just make sure it is hardened and I temper mine to about the hardness of a file. Also make sure the striking surface is ground clean! Scale won't spark. -Jeff Fogleboch
  18. hey guys this isn't a blade but I thought I might share some of these forged steel strikers I've made. I got an order for some a few days ago and I really enjoyed making them. I made the smaller one for myself and the larger one was part of an order. Tell me what you guys think! -Jeff Fogleboch
  19. Hi Kevin, think of the blade like a 5 layer sandwich stainless/nickel/core steel/nickel/stainless the stainless is very corrosion resistant and the nickel doesn't rust because it is pure nickel. The core steel is carbon steel and therefore susceptible to rust. Thanks for checking it out! -Jeff Fogleboch
  20. Hi guys I have just finished this one up. Its a japanese inspired petty knife hand forged by me.Steel:Hitachi Shirogami (white steel) number 1 laminated with SUS 410 stainless with pure nickel in between them.Blade:~4.375" long featuring a full distal taperHandle:~4.25" Wa handle featuring old growth mahogany bolster paired with beautiful light colored ringed gidgee This blade is wicked sharp and has a rounded choil and spine. I also took time to chamfer the sharp edges on the front of the handle and round the back of the handle. The blade was hand finished to 800 grit and etched to show the f
  21. Hi guys I have just finished this one up. Its a japanese inspired petty knife hand forged by me.Steel:Hitachi Shirogami (white steel) number 1 laminated with SUS 410 stainless with pure nickel in between them.Blade:~4.375" long featuring a full distal taperHandle:~4.25" Wa handle featuring old growth mahogany bolster paired with beautiful light colored ringed gidgee This blade is wicked sharp and has a rounded choil and spine. I also took time to chamfer the sharp edges on the front of the handle and round the back of the handle. The blade was hand finished to 800 grit and etched to show the f
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