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Conner Michaux

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  1. Hopefully I can get something made by then, coming up with a solid idea for this years theme has been quite difficult.
  2. Rough forged chef, I need to forge it thinner but this is the general idea for the shape.
  3. Quick N dirty etch on this Wrought iron Seax. I’ll attempt to carburize it some time this week, and hopefully not ruin it.
  4. Thanks for the info I just thought it would be a cool think to try out. I don’t have much wrought so I can only do a couple little experiments with it but I’ll try it out.
  5. How do I determine the best time/temp to soak it at? In other words, what would you do?
  6. Oh yeah I like where this is going Thickest at the break and tapers down to a nice point tip. It looks like a Seax to me, but I don’t know anything about them so I’ll leave that up to the people who know a thing or two about em.
  7. Thanks for the Info. If I understand the video correctly (which I probably don’t) the longer you soak the steel the more carbon is soaked into it? Also, does it matter what kind of leather I use? I have some but I think it’s tanned and I don’t know if it needs to be raw hide or not.
  8. I just came across this video and I’m curious if the same process can be used for Wrought iron? Im wondering why leather is used as the carbon source rather than char coal, as far as I know that has quite a bit of carbon in it.
  9. After I took the pictures I noticed there was a bit of squeeze out left, I have no acetone but rubbing alcohol softens it enough to pick it off with a pin.
  10. Thanks! I agree that would look better, I need to remember to radius the corner of my files more so I get smoother plunges.
  11. This was my first commission for a friend. W2, and walnut crotch with denim liners. I did a little bit of experimenting with grey scotch brite, Super awesome results. Gives it a nice milky high grit satin look. I think this one turned out really well. What do ya think? If you have any critique please do tell. Thanks for looking
  12. The petty is coming along well. I decided to go for a lightly convex single bevel. I originally wanted to do a full flat grind but I’m not that good at grinding
  13. Thanks for all the info! Sounds like it will be fun to grind
  14. I have some old power hacksaw blades, I asked about them on the forum a while back and I was told they are most likely M2. Do you think this steel would be alright for a petty knife? I’m going to try grinding one out of a blade and as long as I keep it cool I think I should be fine. I know this steel is incredibly tough but I’m wondering how it will hold up as a knife?
  15. Well.. this year is going by faster than expected..I’ve been so focused on making other knives, and I forgot about kith hopefully I have the time make something, maybe not a folder but hopefully something sharp..
  16. I’m making a hunter/skinner for a friend back in Virginia, very humid place. I have some walnut crotch wood he wants to to use for the handle scales, but it isn’t un stabilized, gutting a deer is already a messy process, along side with the 90% humidity how much will that effect the wood? If I had more time I would just send it to K&G but I don’t have 3-4 weeks to wait because I’m flying out to Va to visit friends and family (And delivering the knife to my friend) at the end of the month. Will the moisture shrink/expand/crack the wood or will it be alright?
  17. Steak knife/paring knife in the works. I forged the bevels on this one and it looks good considering it’s my first time doing that. I didn’t have to grind very much either, they are very even. Oh and yes I will sand out those scratches.
  18. Low layer Damascus, vinegar etched, wired wheeled and buffed. Thanks for looking
  19. I enjoy Beat the judges quite a bit, they have so much more time to make what ever it is they need to make and you really get to see their techniques and the ways they deal with various issues and challenges.
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