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Larry Pyne

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Larry Pyne last won the day on November 3 2020

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About Larry Pyne

  • Birthday 05/08/1981

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    Learning new things, outdoors, survival, hitting things with hammers

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  1. This blade is beautiful! Outstanding job!
  2. Thanks everyone! Alan - The frog spots were just slightly raised, enough to catch your fingernail on. You're also right about me trying to dial in the HT. I'm a knucklehead and quenched this in the middle of the day with the door open. I usually close the door and turn the lights off to watch the color but I didn't this time. Won't do that again. Brian - This leather I bought is darker than the veg tan I see a lot of other people using. Oddly enough, I just ordered leather from a different brand to see how the new one works out. This leather is a bit soft and I'm
  3. Great looking blade! The handle is awesome!
  4. Hello everyone. As the title says, I forged this blade from an 01 Explorer leaf spring. I bought a bag of vermiculite to allow the blade to slow cool so I could drill the tang. This is the first time I've done this and honestly I was surprised how soft the steel was after I let it sit for 20 hours. It was normalized 3 times, quenched in oil and tempered for 2 hours at 380F. The handle is made of black/silver epoxy scales that my wife ordered online from somewhere and the slats in the handles are a sandwich of 20mm, 30mm, 20mm shells. The blade is patina'd black. I used a wood burner to
  5. Hey everyone. Ive had an old fireman's axe for a while and finally got around to working on it. I decided to try to make it viking ish. I cut the old handle off and did a small amount of forge work to thin out the head a bit. I finished the shaping with a lot of file work and grinder time. The head was quenched in oil. I bought and chopped up a new handle from Lowes. Im pretty sure it's hickory. I have a new wood burner so decided to get fancy. I looked up viking runes and burned in "Bloodfury" on one side and "Slayer of Mortals" on the other. I also burned in a sea serpent on the sh
  6. Hello everyone! Sorry I didn't take pictures throughout this, I expected to mess it up. This little guy was forged from a leaf spring. This is my first hidden tang without pins. I used an angle grinder to cut some slices out of the tang to help hold the epoxy. The handle is maple. I left some forge marks across the spine. I think it turned ok for a first attempt at something like this. Critiques and pointers are welcome. Happy New Year everyone!
  7. Its some black patina I bought from Amazon a while back. It mixes 9 to 1 with water and starts working immediately. I let blades sit for 5 minutes. I taped this knife and cut out the design before the patina.
  8. I let the dabbed mustard sit for @50 minutes. It wasn't too dark so I sanded it off and did the black patina. I taped the blade and just used an exacto knife to cut the design. I'm not a huge fan of the final product but I'm done fighting with this knife and I'm moving on. I don't think that I will try partial patinas again.
  9. Thanks guys! The last picture is as it sits right now. I'm done messing with it and I'm moving on to the next knife.
  10. I've been fighting with this knife for several days. As the title says, this is my first attempt at a chef knife with a hidden tang. The boster is the back end of a 20mm round. The handle is a piece of maple a friend gave me. I burnt it with a torch and finished it with some linseed oil. I tried to be fancy and tape off the edge and patina the spine black. I tried the mustard hamon first but it was very light. I think I need to leave it longer than an hour or try a lighter coat. I didnt like it so I sanded it off. I will try it again later. All in all I think it turned out OK. I'll
  11. Hello everyone! I'm working on a blade that I plan on keeping for myself, first one haha. I would like to practice my hamons but I also think this blade will look good with a black patina'd blade. I have really cool metallic black scales to use one it. I was wondering if anyone has tried patina and hamon? I'm thinking that if I try to acid the blade to pop the hamon after the patina is applied it may pull off the patina. So maybe if I acid the blade to pop the hamon, I can add the patina after and maybe get a black blade with a visible hamon line. I didn't know if
  12. Wow! I love this blade! Looks amazing. Great work!
  13. I don't know if it should point either way. This knife is beautiful! Keep making them however you see fit because you sir, are nailing it!
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