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  1. thanks a lot guys! I had no idea it would be this hard to forge it either! hahahaha Much harder than forging 5160 and O1 (the other 2 types of hardenable steel that i've forged) When I did my research I only read about the pros and cons of the steel properties and heat treat... Should have searched for ease of forging too!
  2. Hey guys! Was finally able to finish another knife and a video of the process! https://youtu.be/SX1Nr2pbgWA Hand forged the blade out of- 52100 1" stock using my gas forge. Tried to forge down as close to the final shape as possible to minimize grinding, but some profiling was needed... Heat treated it using a furnace since this steel doest take overheating very kindly. Used a homemade micarta spacer and hard wood for the handle. Decided to go for an aluminum inlay for the handle pin drilling and used damascus steel for the pin (I bought this, didn't make it). Really liked the way it turned out, but let me know what you guys think, ideas and improvements for the next ones! Forged out of 52100 1" round stock: Finished forging: After profiling: Going into the quench: After tempering (and brainstorming on handle shape): Bevels ground to 150 grit and handle wood ready: Ready for glue up! Shaping the handle: Finished knife: Much more detailed take on the finish knife on the video. Check it out!
  3. Hi Alan! Yes, São Paulo - Brazil! hahaha My passion for bladesmithing started after I watched a documentary on Japanese Smiths and the whole craft surrounding the making of a Katana. Of course I'm still very far from being able to make one, but it got me started on knife making. I'm very much a beginner in the "business" and it is a hobby/passion for me. I've only made about 10 knifes and only forged 2 so far. I'm currently making myself a integral bolster chef knife. I've finished forging it and just started profiling it. I'm very much into photography and video making so I try to film as much as possible when I'm making my knifes. Since most of what I know I learned from youtube, I try to upload my process as well. Aside from that, I'm mechanical engineer and I work with metallurgy, but not making steel. We actually producue ferro-alloys that steel makers add to their iron to make different types of steel. I'm also a climber and beer drinker. hahaha I think that covers most of it!
  4. Hi guys! I've finished this knife quite a while back but never got around to edit the videos I took and post the photos here. I chose to go with 440C for a more maintenance friendly knife since I was going to be using it a lot. After using it for over a year, I'm very surprised and satisfied with the steel's performance. Good edge retention, easy to sharpen, does not scracth as easily as 5160, for example and didn't get a patina so far. Here is a video with most of the process I went though: https://youtu.be/ELHezsRhMa8 Let me know what you guys think and how I can improove on the process, geometry, heat treat, etc... Before Sharpening: Kydex stealth molding: Finished Knife and Stealth:
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