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Cyrus

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  1. Hi Niko, what a super steel you produce, I which that I had the time to be on the journey. I did not do a melt for two years, not enough time to experiment. You are da man! Best regards, Cyrus
  2. Hi Niko, congratulation on the project. Very good thinking of outside the box. BR, Cyrus
  3. Hi Greg, thanks alot man, both knives turned out good and the sequence of the pictures is also good. I just was not sure if it was possible to see them pictures. If not, just register there and you can see the pictures in big. BR, Cyrus
  4. Thank you Niko, it was a lot of fun and I actually like it better to work with a friend in a shop than always alone. Anyway, we plan to do it next year again. BR; Cyrus
  5. Dear members, Uli and I know each other since ten years and we are close friends. So we decided to do a project that we called "Brothers in Arms". Quickly we decided that each of us had to build a folding knife after one design. I drove up to Uli and we started the work. I brought my damascus to Uli and used that for a sanmai construction. Here is the link and there are many pictures. http://www.messerforum.net/showthread.php?t=95733 You will understand it, even if it is in german. I do hope that you like what Uli and I did. I will try to show the finished knives here. This is
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    Nahang

    Petr, thank you very much.
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    Nahang

    Thank you guys for the nice words. I try to give my best and I must admit that I like to make folding knives, maybe because you have to work precise. I like that design very much, it is different but it is still a blade that you can use. Using flashy colours and a lot of shiny materials is not so much my taste even if I sometimes think that my knives are maybe a bit boring. So, I am glad that you all like it, ah, before I forget, the blade is something like 4" long. BR, Cyrus
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    Nahang

    Dear members, It is quiete a while that I posted a knife of mine. Well, here is a new one. The blade is W2 which was hardened with a clay coating, the bolsters are bronze and the scales are ebony. The titanium liners are sandblasted and anodized. The lock is a classic framelock. I do hope that you like it. Nahang is Farsi and means whale. BR, Cyrus
  9. Hi Niko, this is a very good piece of pulad, you have done a good journey like some others here. I am still trying. Make something nice out of it. BR, Cyrus
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    A Pair

    Hi guys, thank you for the compliments!!! @ Hussain j., Shukran Habibi @ Dave, that is for sure a big compliment, Uli and I are close friends since 10 years he has been a big influence in my knifemaking career. @ Greg, yes the hunter is a good one and I am glad you like him and the folder. If you happen to be over in Germany, we will make one ;-). @ Todd, it is just a wild (random?) pattern. I started with 25 altering layers of a simmilar steel like O1 and 15N20, the outer layers were thick O1 the innerlayers were thin material. By folding the packet,the thick layers will
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    A Pair

    Thank you all, it is nice to get some feedback, it helps alot. Puddle iron is wrought iron, I really like the look of it. BR Cyrus
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    A Pair

    Hello everybody, this is a pair of knives I made. The bladematerial is from the same damascus bar, 200 layers, the fittings are old puddle iron and the wood for the handle and the slabs is from the same Mackassar ebony block. I still have to make the sheath for the hunter. The folder is a linerlock with titanium liners, they are heat blued like the screws. BR Cyrus
  13. Thanks guys, this is my best sold model, it is a user. The bone is from a huge animal not living on the land, this is all I can say, I hope you know what I mean. It was found up in the North of Europe and it was quite old. The bone was not treated, just slightly oiled. BR Cyrus
  14. Hello everybody, I wanted to share a linerlock folder with you that I recently made. It has a W2 selective hardened blade, the liners are titanium and the handle slabs are old bone. This is the model Mule in size large. Hope you enjoy, BR Cyrus
  15. Ric, I do like those two videos alot, it is interesting and fun to watch them. Thanks alot. BR, Cyrus
  16. Dimitri, you made a very beautiful pattern there, I wish you and everybody here a good wootz year!! BR, Cyrus
  17. Jan, you are absolutely right, the research, reading and melting plus forging is the fun and not really knowing when or if you arrive. If it was as easy as pattern welding it would be boring, in'it? Cyrus
  18. Hi Klaas, very interesting, I wish I could come but for me it was not possible. I think you can still melt with this type of furnace 2,5 kg of iron, on the german forum there is a man from Austria and he melts with such a furnace 2 kg and more. I like the way how Zaqro fills the crucible, I will try that in the next melt. I stll have a homemade crucible sitting in my living room, that will be used. I made it like the ones, that have been found in Uzbekistan. Whats about a melt with you, Achim, Andreas and myself? Maybe we should organize something!? Best Regards, Cyrus
  19. Hi Klaas, good first ingot and the second one is very interesting. Keep it as a reference. I check also with a long welding rod but I do not stick it in the charge, I put the rod next to the crucible and if the rod melts, I know the temperature is alright. Then I let the charge cook for about 30 minutes. I check the charge the first time after 50-60 minutes, so after 90 minutes I slow the oven down and this takes about one hour, then I close the furnace and wait usually till the next morning till I open the furnace and the crucible is still warm. Cyrus
  20. Greg, after three times of reading I come to the conclusion that I have to get a book written in german language. I still get a bit out of it, the part of the k values and about the Mn is quite interesting. I will play abit with that. I have Mn alloy with 75% Mn. In the old descriptions MnO was used so Mn alloy might have the same effect. The chapter about hot working the steel to refine it and to get rid of the banding is also interesting. But this is not what we want to do! BR, Cyrus
  21. Jan, you are absolutely right, what a great source about steel and our goal to produce banding. Greg, thank you very much!!!!!!!And I will try to follow your advice about the roasting. I will post regulary about results, so that everybody will benefit from it, even if there are some of you who do not need this topic anymore;-). BR Cyrus
  22. Hi Greg, thanks for letting us know, that was good forging. BR, Cyrus
  23. I tried not to put too much of alloying elements in the mixture, it might be a bit too much. The charges are 75 % of the alloy mixed with steel. Have to get a good scale to do a precise job of weighting?. The pure ironpowder is really pure so I think i am still on the save side. What roasting heat would you all suggest? I thought about 950°C, I do not want to dissolve all the carbites what I have done with the other ingots ( 1150°C). Just want to try something different and get it checked at the University. Thanks god, that I am not far away from the biggest steel producing area in German
  24. Hi everyone, I made another melt and tried to repeat the result of the cake with the big dendrites. That was the mixture: 1300g pure ironpowder 0,7 g Vanadiumalloy 0,2 g Molybdaenum 0,2 g Niobium 18,5 g Graphite I did not get the same result which was obvious but I still like it. The surface looks like a modern picture. This cake will be cut in several pieces and each piece will be roasted differentley. The first 2 hours, the second 4 hours...... The temperature of the roasting will remain the same, and I will not roast at a high temp. Then I will forge them out and wil
  25. Very nice ingots, Greg. I cross my fingers that they all will be good. If you ask me, I would do the melting every day but I would have 10 people working for me, forging them ingots out:-). It is nice to dream.... init? Cyrus
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