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      IMPORTANT Registration rules   02/12/2017

      Use your real name or you will NOT get in.  No aliases or nicknames, no numerals in your name. Do not use the words knives, blades, swords, forge, smith (unless that is your name of course) etc. We are all bladesmiths and knifemakers here.  If you feel you need an exception or are having difficulty registering, send a personal email to the forum registrar here.  


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  1. Heating a File?

    I'm pretty sure I'll trip,stumble,scrape the knuckles and bleed some But very positive I'll be here as long as you all will have me. thanks so very much for all the info
  2. Heating a File?

    Thanks Jerrod can you explain normalize or is it in a pin-up I should look into
  3. Heating a File?

    Ok guys I'm a true green horn so bare with me is it better to heat and aneal a file if you wanted to grind it into a knife? seems to me they are quite hard to somewhat brittle to stiff. so my thought was to take the hardness out, do the work on it, then quench and anneal any and all help appreciated