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About Will Wilcox

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    New York State
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    Any kind of metalworking, the history of bladesmithing, smelting, gunsmithing and shooting, traditional archery.

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  1. Wow! Absolutely stunning. Every little detail is masterfully executed. And there is plenty of little details to stare at! More and more, you and Petr remind me of Eitri and Brokkr.
  2. What Gerhard said! Your collaborations are truly humbling. Excellent work to the both of you. You guys never cease to amaze.
  3. I second what everyone else said. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by just asking. The worst thing they can do is turn you down, which puts you exactly where you are now! Or, more likely, they will try to help, and you'll end up ahead. Give it a go. Also, if it's just information you need, ask the forum! Were all here to help.
  4. I've made fillet knives out of the classic 1080/15N20 combo, and I've also used just 15N20. Both produced good results. I think I tempered all the fillet knives I have ever made (only a handful, mind you) at about 400 degrees F or 205 C.
  5. It would depend on the thickness of your piece of steel, but unless wax is applied to the inside of the hole in between coats of acid, it would probably bleed outward, I would imagine.
  6. I figured I would share this method of boring holes in steel should you need to make one after Heat Treating, mostly because I think it's an interesting method. From "A Thousand and One Formulas" by Sidney Gernsbeck: To Bore a Hole In Hardened Steel. Melt a small quantity of wax and pour it on to the steel. Make a hole in the wax of the dimensions desired. Then put a few drops of nitric acid in the hole and leave it for some time. If not eaten through in 15 or 20 minutes, wash the acid off and apply another dose. Continue until the hole is eaten through. I realize this is impractical for most people, who likely dont have nitric acid on hand. It's not hard to make, honestly, just be cautious if you ever do! Oh yes, and drill your holes before heat treating of course .
  7. Neat, i've never heard of this type of blade before, it is interesting. Very clean work all the way around.
  8. I'm usually not a fan of the K tips either, but it works with yours! Very nice work, John.
  9. Cool design, I like the theme.
  10. Cool design, Joël, I like the forward curving bucket hook guard. That's a really neat touch. And also a syrup flask may be one of the best ideas I've heard in a long time!
  11. Stunning, Rob. Seriously nice work man. I like all of the fittings, especially the raven, that's a nice touch.
  12. The pen is not mightier than the sword. The pen does not win battles, nor does the sword write poetry. Mighty is the hand which knows when to pick the pen and when to pick the sword.
  13. I really cant speak for Joël, but I'm just going to throw it out there. Just to be clear, I think Joël and I both are talking about collaborating between just the two of us, and shipping the finished blades off like a normal KITH, we are not suggesting that it be a requirement for everyone. Since we both wanted to do a collab, this would just be something to scratch that itch that we both had, and again NOT a requirement for everyone. Edit: @Joël Mercier, I dont think shipping would be too big of an issue. I dont know much about customs, and I dont know where in Quebec you are located exactly, but I'm pretty much right across the border in NY. Should only be like a week at the most I would think, depending on how long customs takes.
  14. I'll keep it in mind, thanks Zeb.
  15. Same here. I'm all for it if nobody minds.
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