Jump to content

Ross Vosloo

  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Ross Vosloo last won the day on October 27

Ross Vosloo had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

152 Excellent

1 Follower

About Ross Vosloo

  • Birthday 01/29/1992

Contact Methods

  • Website URL

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Interests
    Land Cruiser 40 series owner
    Birder, Hunting, Fishing, etc

Recent Profile Visitors

599 profile views
  1. thats genius i tell you.... GENIUS!!! i have been looking for options for hidden tang bolsters for thin chefs knives for a while now and i think i just found it
  2. bowies like this are why I started making knives in the first place
  3. Haha, thanks for the shout out! I forged mine out of 5160! Wish I had access to some 304 for bolsters and guards! Look forward to seeing what you come up with
  4. So here's a first for me, a forged craving fork. Took me a while to get my head around it but pretty happy with it in the end
  5. Thanks very much. Lots of marking up before touching a belt sander, but once that starts it goes pretty quick. Been a couple of leather days. I have 6 sheaths to make, but here's the first 3...
  6. Hi all. Rather than starting a new thread everytime, I'm just going to add to this one. Here's what I managed to get out the door this week. Matching set of kitchen work horses, french style 9" chefs and a 6" utility, 1070 clay quenched with muwanga handles. The next one is a 9" carving knife. 1070 with mopane handle. As always, thoughts and critique welcome
  7. Haha, thanks very much guys! Actually, she was very much ok with me getting it, even supportive. She knows the direction I'm trying to go in and knows how much a hammer means to me. If she wasnt happy, I wouldn't have dared to take this pic!! I dont know. If i had to guess i would say around the 40 kg to maybe 50kg mark. The anvil itself is insane. Its solid, must be close on 800kgs by itself
  8. Hi all. No new blades, but something that will help make them. I picked it up for the unbelievable price of us$350!! First pic is where I saw it first, next pic is it in the shop, and my Mrs reaction. Plans are to throw a new concrete slab for it, build a protective cage around all the moving stuff (I'm clumsy) and then convert from the electric motor it has to either a petrol or diesel power pack. 16hour daily power cuts are no joke.
  9. Very very nice. Also just made this same milestone recently. It feels so awesome, right?! As another option for low layer billets, what I did was 2 5 layer billets, then forged them together with a single layer between them to make 11 total layers. Then I laddered that. Came out pretty nice
  10. So here is the plan. Currently, mu rapier blade is a little on the week side. Too thin and not enough thickness. Plus, seeing as we are going all out on this, I wanted to up the anti. the diagram shows my plan. I'm going to forge out 2 billets of cable Damascus and then forge weld them to my blade, effectively creating a San mai. This will give me both the steel for the width and the steel for the thickness, plus the degree of challenge I'm stupidly looking for, and of course, if it all comes out ok, it should look pretty awesome too. Any thoughts from those more experienced?
  11. Right, update time. Today marked a big day for me in the forge welding area again, this time cable Damascus. So what does this have to do with rapiers? Hold your horses, ok getting to that. First though, some details about this blade as I forged it out as practice for what I'm going to do with the rapier. I started out by forge welding 3 peices of 25mm cable about 8" long into billets. I then took all three billets and forged them into one billet and squared that up. This was the main part of my experiment done. I now know that not only can I forge weld the cable to what i need, but that it will give the look i want. Here is a couple of pics of forging the blade and heat treat. So what's my plan and what does a cable Damascus knife have to do with it? I'll show you...
  12. Thank you very much. Thanks for the awesome info and awesome rapier. I hope mine comes out half as good as yours. Thanks guys! Never had people following along before!
  13. That's awesome. The details are superb
  • Create New...