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  1. perhaps I interpreted this incorrectly sharpen yes, no blade grinding
  2. Seriously if you desire that style give the 3M backing pad & the Metabo grinding disks a try. You will probably never use anything else. Have used them for decades..they devour material in the 24, 36, 40 grit & leave a flat uniform surface. & in the higher grits, your hand sanding can be little to almost none if follwed with a DA, then buffer.
  3. Tormek will not get one for under $7-800 add in the attachments then they go $1000 -$1300. If you can find someone wanting to unload an old T4 or T3 (discontinued) that price may be obtainable. Oh, I see a wen and a few other wet grinders here in your desired range. https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=tormek
  4. Nice! Already seeing some complicated angles to grind and sand. Best of luck ahead.
  5. My, see what I have missed after a long day of our first open forge for the year! From what I see that brass & black on the damascus is really soothing on the eye! Tough mark to follow.
  6. With the shape you have here mine average on 5-6". (blade) I ran into issues with cutting various things depending on edge thickness vs edge angle. For my go to have found with this size if not wanting food to stick to side of blade a convex blade bevel was my go to. ( you know you slice a cucumber and the slice is clinging on like a monkey, not able to get another cut in) I am finding myself trying out, change grind, trying out changing blade taper, grind..and so on. Best of luck!
  7. Almost appears to be melting! Am curious as how this is heat treated? Looked this up as it does not appear on HTS.
  8. Nicely done. What are the biggest challenges in doing a piece so big, other than the sheer length?
  9. That rasp to brass with the black is one fine contrast. Nice work
  10. I have had similar issues that pop up. Ground a profile, put bevels on, sharpened, honed.. tried it out. Nope this isn't right! Regrind the whole blade to another angle, steeper bevels, regrind the edge, hone. Some have done more than a few times. That is the suck to the learning curve. Experience lets you see the mistakes as they are about to unfold and take immediate action to avoid the faux-pas that are intolerable. My all steel handles are no picnic I tell you. From your pictures seems like a fine blade.
  11. buy a port-a-band portable bandsaw (for steel) mount it one of the optional tables with a foot switch & rip them through. have a couple spare blades laying around. If these won't keep up you are in dire straits https://www.amazon.com/portaband/s?page=1&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Aportaband
  12. Hope you sell them all, that would be a nice little payday.
  13. Another idea. After joining ABANA, I found the state Artist Blacksmith association. From there was able to locate the local open forges. There are an array of artist from armorers to farrier to accomplished bladesmith. Good luck!
  14. Chef knife 01 tool steel my take on "Brute de Forge" from a 1" - 2.54 cm round bar. 14 1/4" 36.195cm overallblade 7 1/2" 19.05cm .. 2" 5.08cm at the heal. taper to 1 3/4" 4.445cm at tip blade is 1/16" 1.5875mm thickhandle is a generous 6 1/2" 16.51cm long, 1" 2.54cm wide (average) hope my metric conversions are precise completed
  15. As in a bolster? Perhaps my terminology is off? don't know. Just planned on hammering in the transition, then grinding the blade per usual.
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