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Alan Longmire

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  1. I meant to add my opinion earlier, but it's late for today and I would rather do it on a desktop than my phone, but the short version is never ever trust hardware store "weldable steel" for critical objects, and don't water quench san mai unless the outer layers are wrought iron. Remind me tomorrow...
  2. And that is the art in this sort of thing. You have it exactly right.
  3. https://worldbayonets.com/Bayonet_Identification_Guide/France/france_2.html Or here, but it's not interactive.
  4. I'm away from the book at the moment, but keep looking. I'll try to check tomorrow.
  5. Without any other markings, all I can say is that it's English, made in the Black Country somewhere between Birmingham and Sheffield around 1840-1870, and it weighed 118 pounds (53.5 Kg) when new. Looks to be in excellent shape, too!
  6. Seems like there's a few in Knives and Scabbards from the Museum of London...
  7. I'm not in the least surprised. I've seen your stuff. Still awesome, though.
  8. Using spacers on an integral is kind of trippy, but I like it!
  9. Don't waste your money. The ONLY cheap Amazon forge I've seen in person that is, in fact, worth even looking at is this one: https://www.amazon.com/Volcano-Hero-Stainless-Professionals-Blacksmith/dp/B0931992WL/ref=asc_df_B0931992WL/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=533317034586&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=151547123009100712&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9013202&hvtargid=pla-1411121394605&psc=1 They also make a single-burner model that is very nice, but I'm not sure it'll weld. With any o
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