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  1. @Brian Myers hey, that looks exactly like the picture I was sent, except better quality! yea my design was just a first draft, just drew it for understanding the general shape. I was thinking of something like 60-80mm total blade length and maybe. thanks for the measurements. but I still would go with threaded tang to have a removable guard. I think that would also make sharpening the blade from tip to the heel easier.
  2. I was requested to make a carving knife. this drawing was taken from the reference picture, I was sent. I modified the design and added a tapered ferrule and a threaded tang so the guard could be removed (since I felt like it might be in the way and the reference picture I had been sent might've not been a carving knife? never seen them w guards) this would be San-mai laminated and is intended for children. so whatcha think? anything I might need to think off? add? retract?
  3. Made a Japanese blade/swordsmith hammer and tested it by forging a kiridashi. Computer - Shortcut.lnk0449-1953.mp4 VID_20200507_185226.mp4 VID_20200507_185226.mp4 VID_20200501_190933(0).mp4
  4. This might be something to read/look at, some of it is readable with google translate, if you have some prior knowledge and can mind bend yourself to figure out what this nonsense could mean but the pictures could be interesting anyway. http://www7b.biglobe.ne.jp/~osaru/midokoro.htm#jihada
  5. I went to the hardware store and bought "all of the charcoal" not a panic hamster buy. just a regular "they reduced the price so im buying everything" kinda buy, lol so if were going to get locked in, my forge got food, 80-90 kg will last at least a little while. other than that im not too worried, im sure this thing will be over before we know it. although...gotta be honest, this is the first time in my life I've experienced something like this. supermarket counters got plastic screens raised, and multiple security guards??! also, no more paying with cards, hard cash only. kinda interesting.
  6. aaah! hammer tapers toward the face so "the small face is better suited for working on a narrow target, keeping the hammer from hitting the anvil as the bevel gets thinner" I forgot, lol. also there's the video I was talking about! cool thx man, wasn't sure where it was angled handle or angled eye, in the end It both works, thats how I see it.
  7. Not to be an elitist but arn't japanese blade/swordsmiths hammers supposed to taper down toward the face rather than the back? I remember a video of a japanese blacksmith talking about their hammers and anvils and the reasons for why the handles/heads are angled, but I dont remember if he talked about the taper of the hammers head...hm imma go look it up. if I find it, wanna see? he is speaking in english :'P
  8. wow thats got some crazy stuff going on. though I wouldnt wanna touch that with hand woodworking tools, the grain seems to be going in every which direction and back. im also currently working w walnut wood, I really like the smell, I would describe it as "mellow and rustic comfort" other people tho...have told me it makes me smell like I came out of an old building... eeeyeah...maybe watch out for that, if youre planning on meeting folks after XD
  9. wow and suddenly getting married and sharing your life with another person doesn't seem so strange or scary. Media: "less and less young people are getting married" Bladesmiths: "dude, Powerhammer? Hydraulic Press? a person who supports your madness?"
  10. mhm yah, true, a knife isn't always used like a fixed position instrument, like a saw or plane.
  11. Jerky speeds? does it seem like it "stutters?" or "jumps?" might be a damaged commutator bar on the armature assembly. but I don't really count as "electrically smart folk" XD
  12. the first handle I ever made (saw handle) I measured by using a piece of clay and squeezing it until, my fingers were just about to reach my palm. that shape I then roughly transferred onto paper and made a handle from it and I cant complain, its perfectly shaped to my hand after all but that's just one way of making a handle, not sure how good that works for knives but... I mean cant go wrong with something that perfectly tailored to your grip right?
  13. Definitely a few ways better than, the "knife-ish" abomination I made first time. XD
  14. pretty ^-^ I think I've heard of what you're talking about w the second hamon line before, there was a Japanese name for it but I cant remember, its like a faint transition line just between the soft and hard steel. I like the form, it looks slim and nimble
  15. you could use it as an engraving or hot cutting anvil, if its not too hard. or delegate it to being an "outside" anvil, something small to carry around maybe to blacksmith meets or to couple w a portable forge set up?
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