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Hi All, Was busy this week and made these 2 daggers. I would like to sell them as a set. One as a belt knife the other for behind your back. I have been working with a new Paragon oven this week, so my controls of the hardening and tempering are more fine-tuned than previously. These are rock solid at a Rockwell 61. I tried to put a hardened drill bit into another piece of metal that I treated the same way and got nowhere. Ditto for the file test. So they ams what they ams. (Just dated myself and $5 dollars off if you know who I am talking about.) The Specifics: The larger one. St
Hi All, Tried something different this week, a Kriss, pushing my own envelope again, Hope you like this one as much as I do. I really don’t know how many more of these I am going to make. It was a bitch to make this. This one comes without a sheath it needs leather and I only work in Kydex. If I molded Kydex to fit this you would never be able to pull it out. Here are the specifics: Steel: Aldo’s 3/16ths 1095 (actually it’s a little thicker) Rockwell hardness: 58-59 Overall length: 6 inches Height: At the handle about 2 inches the wave at the widest is about 1.
Okay, I have been watching and reading and learning from this forum for a few years now. It was probably about four years ago when I got a renewed urge to make blades (i dabbled in high school). So I hit the internet to see what it would take. Somewhere I read to take it slow. I started with wooden swords. I made them for about a year and a half (in my spare time). Then I moved on to making armor and I made a few shield bosses, an articulating elbow and a pauldron. Then Christmas (2011) my wife got me a little forge and I graduated myself to blade smithing. First thing I did was hammer dow