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Timothy Artymko

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  1. It's about 102#. I will radius them a little bit, luckily it has very few chips, and no big chips at all!
  2. Hey community, I haven't been on here for a while due to life, but regardless, I just purchased this Henry Boker anvil, and I would like to find some information regarding it. It is 46kg and forged, and that's about all that I can say about it. The pictures will tell the rest. I am mostly looking for an approximate age, value, and history behind this anvil. Thanks all!
  3. Congratulations Gabriel! I can't watch it (don't have tv) but I can say that I wish I could. Awesome to here of another fellow forumite showing the tv world what real knives are And that's a fantastic sword and the hamon is beautiful! It's really too bad that you don't have better pictures.
  4. I can second that too many people don't know enough about simple things in life. They can't take care of themselves let alone anyone else! I mean, I sheared a pin in my selector in the transmission of my car (stick shift), and it cost me nothing to get a new pin and replace it, just 3 hours of my time to access the place and replace the pin. I don't have hundreds of dollars kicking around, and sadly, so many other people don't either and at at the mercy of those who do know what to do.
  5. For as much as it seemed cursed, you certainly didn't let that stop you! If I saw that and didn't know that it fought you I would be no less amazed by the workmanship! A simply amazing piece Wes!
  6. Looks familiar! My ladyfriend (soon to be wife) has always jumped to the opportunity to learn what she can. She does he own oil changes and takes care of the tire work on her car and she has also helped me replace the entire coolant system in a car as well as an ignition system. At the end of the day, she's just as dirty as I am
  7. The flow on this piece is utterly fantastic! The gentle curve of the entire spine side of the knife makes the rest of the lines subtly smoother. And as always a wonderful transition from the blade to guard right through to the more traditional buttplate. And can't get enough of that copper and bog oak!
  8. I know that the quench would really help it harden nicely, but it could also cause it to snap in areas that are thinner and sharp angles due to all the filing and engraving on your hilt. Second, I would say that it might cause stresses later down the line that would damage it more. On the other hand, if you leave it normalized it will work well, but it won't be as hard which shouldn't be such an issue unless someone is taking a longer and heavier sword and giving good hard blows to the guard. If you did want to quench it, I might try quenching in a mixture of 40% vegetable oil and 60% lard so that it has a slow quench and also will only partly harden it. Just my two cents..
  9. I think it looks great! And from a glance, it looks a bit like a triforce, but for those that play Legend of Zelda (I did years ago) it's really easy to tell apart. And nifty design
  10. I think I might actually do this challenge project. I have been wanting to do this for a while.. I'm sure I have a spare blade sitting on a shelf somewhere do do this to.
  11. What we refer to as paper spacers are actually vulcanized paper which is actually a cellulose based plastic fibre board. So it's kind of paper, but more plastic really with higher heat tolerance and durability
  12. I would strongly advise against heat treating. What I find works well is simply normalizing. That makes it fairly tough, but not near as soft as annealed stock. The primary reason for heat treating fittings is because they are damascus and they benefit from the HT in terms of color, but it doesn't make sense to risk your piece for a little extra durability
  13. Looking good! I want to make some of these before the end of summer... but who knows
  14. That looks pretty sweet, and gives a nice deadly look to it IMO. If you really wanted to go yataghan style, a long handle with ears would be slick and make it almost fantastically huge, just a thought
  15. That wood really gets me! And I love the gentle recurve on the spine with a straight edge!
  16. Looks like its best suited to meat and flesh over veggies, almost like a big beefy boning knife. I like that high tip and sweet frame! Can't go wrong with black/red
  17. For a first try at a kitchen knife, I think that turned out really well! And that's a sweet handle with the different woods but on like bolsters. Nice job!
  18. I really like that! That bone handle looks awesome! But how did you seal it, if at all?
  19. I will also be out of Internet range until Monday or Tuesday, but my knife is complete, so I will find out what happens when I get back
  20. That looks great! The huge size looks like it will perform nicely for most tasks, and I love that wood! If I had anything to offer, I would say that for balance and flow, a k-tip often has a straighter spine, with a small transition of angle right at the scales or just before. But otherwise it looks great!
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