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Eric Morgan

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  • Birthday 10/28/1985

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  1. I wanted to try grinding a fuller in this evening, so I have it a go. I don’t have any dedicated wheel attachments so I used the 2” wheel on the bottom of the platen, but I don’t think this is beyond cleaning up with some sandpaper and a bunch of patience.
  2. Got some rough grinding in on this guy… 10” blade of Admiral’s 1084
  3. Born, it was about .045” thick at the edge. I also clamped it in some angle iron in my post vise right out of the quench, which took care of most of the warp. I may have not left it in there long enough… I took care of the rest of it during tempering with a jig I made
  4. Thanks Alan! I’m definitely nowhere near the ‘smith most of you guys on here are, but I’m trying to learn from all my blades I make, and continue to strive for excellence and functionality. Even when I’m really really tired of hand sanding
  5. Don’t have a ton of pics between the (very) rough forging and now, but I’m working on hand sanding after the heat treat and final grind. She’s 2.350” tall at the heel, 8.75” cutting edge, 0.150” thick at the tang junction of the spine, and tapers down to nothing at the tip. Full flat grind (a learning curve for me on a blade this size for sure). I did three normalization cycles using my propane forge and middle pipe, then a quench into 130* Canola oil. Tempered at 315* for two 2-hr cycles. I did have to do some straightening during the tempering, but not too bad. I was serio
  6. I’d love to go to something like that! If I could get my work schedule to comply, or have the time off I’d definitely be there.
  7. That is beautiful work as always Gary
  8. It’s been a hot minute since I updated this, but I got the blade quenched just a bit ago and it’s now in the oven for tempering… The pattern isn’t even from side to side, but I’m still extremely pleased with myself for getting this far on this one. Can’t wait to finish her up and show it off to you guys.
  9. Still gotta work on the tang some more, but here’s an afternoon’s work before it got to be too hot to work any more lol. As in the title, I forged this from a length of 1/4”x2” 80CRV2. I forged a distal taper into the blade, and am excited to get this thing ground and ready for HT. It will be the first knife I’ve ground on my 2x72 grinder, so I’m looking forward to not using a 1x30 for everything. Thanks for looking, and I’ll post updates as I get stuff done *Edited to add* I have done some profile grinding to the spine and edge, but I mana
  10. 6” blade, right-hand chisel ground blade, textured nickel silver bolster, and a buckeye burl/epoxy handle with black fiber spacer material and a black micarta pin. I also etched a Raven into the blade as a touchmark of sorts, as we met through gaming and my gamer tag has always been some form of ‘Raven’ or other. The spine isn’t fully rounded, but I did break the corners more than what it appears in the pictures
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