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Christopher Makin

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  1. I have a Meiji period tanto blade for sale. I'm not sure if it is Kosher to sell it on this forum so if not please let me know. Overall length is 11" with a 8" blade in shirasaya It is 1/4" at the thickest part and tapers nicely to a point and has the typical triangular mune. It appears to be traditionally made or so I was told by members of the Nihonto forum. I would like to get $500 for it. Please message me with questions Thanks, Chris Makin
  2. I forged this from 1095 high carbon steel and clay coated with a water quench . The edge s 5 1/2'' long and the handle is 4" .I made the handle out of dyed deer antler and the ferrule is copper and sterling silver. It looks much cooler in real life ,the blade is 1/8" thick at the thickest and is very sharp. $120.00
  3. Awesome, how the hell do you do it, is that carved detail?
  4. Thanks gentlemen I appreciate all the positive remarks greatly, and I think from now on I will be making mare complete knives since i get to use all of my metal working skills .
  5. I forged this from 1095 high carbon steel and clay coated with a water quench . The edge s 5 1/2'' long and the handle is 4" .I made the handle out of dyed deer antler and the ferrule is copper and sterling silver.
  6. can't wait to see the hada on that, should be awesome
  7. Thanks Mark It is a pretty scary pointy thing.
  8. Thanks Miles Here's a teaser on the hamon
  9. This one I forged from W1 and gave it a clay coat and a water quench for what I hope will be a nice hamon. The edge is 12" long and 1 1/2" at the widest and 1/4" thick at the thickest.
  10. Thanks George and Nate I really enjoy working with that old wrought it's pretty rusty and fibrous so I have to work it down quite a bit to get a good bar, and yeah I guess it is a finished knife
  11. I forged welded a piece of 150 yr old wrought iron from a bridge spike and some 1095 high carbon steel then forged out the shape. It is 4 5/8" long and 1 1/8" at the widest and very sharp.
  12. perfect little stinger , I've been thinking about doing a poker like that for a while
  13. I don't go to crazy with the polish because the blades I make are intended to be finished by others into complete knifes, except for my tanto blades. For these type of blades in order to sell them cheaply enough I can't spend a whole lot of time on the polish so I dry sand to 220 then etch ,and then finish by wet sanding off the oxides with 600 grit .The pictured blade above is done up that way but also it is the lighting, both of my photo lights finally died after 5yrs use and I haven't had the opportunity to purchase new ones yet so my pics do suffer.
  14. This one is forged from 1095,the edge is 6" long,I clay coated it and water quenched and the hamon came out pretty good it even has some ashi if you look close.
  15. Just another pretty dirk blade with hamon,7" edge and some file work, ready to fit up. $75.00
  16. Another rune seax this time with my initials,1075 and WI small 5" edge
  17. I can't imagine why one would think you can't get a good hamon from 1084,it's a high carbon steel after all,unless of course it has to much manganese
  18. You are correct sir except for the periods it's Di Hu
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