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  1. Hey all, finally getting around to selling this one. ~70 layers of 1084 and 15N20, high layer damascus bolster, Bethlehem Olive wood handle. 10inch blade, razor sharp, 15.5" overall length $900 if you have any questions, or thoughts about it, please let me know! Thanks
  2. OAL: 6 1/2 inches Blade Length: 2 1/2 inches A simple leather sheath to let the knife really shine on it's own. This was a real joy to make, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. Thanks, -Tim
  3. Yesterday I started welding together my first billet of Damascus steel. I started out with six layers of bandsaw blade for my initial weld, which I then welded, drew out, cut, stacked, and welded again. Before I spend too much time on this billet I would like to know if it will show any pattern at all when etched, given that it is made out of only one alloy of steel
  4. Hey Folks, Here are the finished photos of a pattern welded kitchen knife I recently finished. Thanks for looking. Recycled bandsaw blade, 1084, recycled wrought iron Rosewood, brass, Birds Eye Maple, Walnut
  5. Ok, time to start another project. I've made one of these before, but only a simple version. This time I will (hopefully) be making the kickass multibar version. I'll kick this Work-In-Progress off with a concept drawing, and a picture of the two billets that will make out the body and edge of the blade itself. I will also be making day to day videos giving the walkthrough. "Skaugubben" is Norwegian and consists of two words "skau" (forest) and "gubben" (the old man). This knife will be ment for old and middle aged geezers who wander the Norwegian woods hunting and skinning game.
  6. Ok, so I've been working for a while on this little bastard... I was walking along the railroad tracks earlier and scrounged with me a cutoff piece of railroad as well as some plates and spikes... I've since cut those into pieces, forged and folded, twisted.. etc. etc. Here are some pics from the process: My drawing: The two first twists. 5 layers rail-road and plates: VIDEO: The twisting of the edge steel. The two twists and the content of the last bar - the edge steel, consisting of #15, #20 and some old files: The edge steel pieces welded together: VIDEO: T
  7. I did a site search on Google foor this topic and only found one discussion that didn't yield much, so I'm asking again. I recently started using 1095 in my Damascus and I have this multi-bar pattern all welded up and ready to accordion cut. I normalized 3X and set the bar to anneal. The bar measures 1-1/2" x 7/8" x 8" Into the Paragon: Ramp up to 1450 @ 250 degrees per hour, hold for 1.5 hours Ramp down to 1200 @ 100 degrees per hour hold for 1 hour Turn off oven. This would not cut on the bandsaw (at least not very easily, it killed two blades before cutting 6 lines each about 3/4" long) A
  8. Hello! It's been a good long while since I've posted any work here. In the last two years I've moved 7 times, two of which were across the country, which has made getting time in a shop difficult. Because of that, whenever I travel I usually get overly enthusiastic and make a bunch of stuff. Last month I went over to Nate Runals' and forged a ring with the help of Robert Burns. After he posted the ring tutorial, I was bitten by the bug, and it was a fantastic project. It was the first time I've ever welded in coal, which was great. The band is 18 layers of wrought and 15n20 and the liner is
  9. I just completed a 23 minute video of making a Damascus billet using the press and power hammer. Basic stuff really, just getting it to the first fold. Enjoy!
  10. Hey, I have a source for industrial steel material (it is in a big roll sort of like a bandsaw blade) that would fit into a die in a fabric factory. Apparently (the machinist who has this stuff) says that they would bend the steel which is sharp on one side into a press that would fit a curve of a piece of fabric they wanted to cut. They would stack up hundreds of sheets of the fabric and press the die with the blade through it all- achieving the desired curve. Does anyone have info on what the material could be? It's definitely high carbon (spark test & super bendy). It's homoge
  11. Alright... so - finally I've finished the "little" knife I made from the same billet as I did THIS one. The blade is: Two bars of 126 layers twisted steel + 1 bar (the middle one) of 12 layer non-twisted steel, and ofc. san-mai lamination. The steel is UHB20C and UHB15LM for the damascus, and "Øberg"-steel for the san-mai steel. Hardness at edge is about 63HRC. The blade is hand polished on stones and sand-paper up to#2500 grit - and then buffed to mirror before etching. The handle consists of african ebony, camel bone, 925 sterling silver and vulcanized fiber. Handle is handle i
  12. This is my latest knife. It's is close to completion, the handle needs a little more attention but almost done! It is an 8" chef knife. The damascus is comprised of 1095,15N20, and nickel. I'd love to hear and criticism or things worth taking into account as I am still a newbie and desire to learn all I can. Any tips and pointers are more than welcome! Also if anyone recognizes what wood that is I would be appreciative. I got a huge load of handle material a knife maker dropped by a consignment store that I got an excellent deal on, however hardly any of them were labeled. Thanks for lookin'!t
  13. Ok, so since I'm new here - and this is my first post - I thought I'd share my first knife and the process which through I made it. The knife is a 108 layer, twisted double bar damascus in san-mai lamination, differentially hardened with "blue clay". The steel used is #15 and #20 for the damascus, and "Øberg steel" for the edge. Handle is African ebony, with mosaic pins from Russia. I started off with a stack of 12 sheets of #15 and #20 steel welded together at the corners with my arch-welder. I proceeded to hammering it out into a long bar. And then cleaned it up with my angle grind
  14. Hello, First of all I will introduce myself: In short, My name is Eric and I hail from The Green Mountain State. I use coal for fuel, arm-power for air and hammer, and I do all my forging outside under a little shed roof (which can be brutal in the winter ((despite the lack-there-of this year)). I am almost entirely self taught from books, this forum, and a whole lot of trial and error. On the note of "this forum", I have a whole lot of thanks to give out. When I started experimenting with pattern-welding I utilized these pages as my primary and frequent resource along with a few books th
  15. This is a 25 minute film from around 1925~1931 of Belgian French or Flemish (not sure) Damascus gun barrel makers. I thought it was interesting enough to post here. https://youtu.be/fa9dlvRDuQU
  16. Good day.my last knife Blade:52100 center steel + random pattern damascus. Handle: zebrano. Brass guard.5" long Dimensions: blade 6.4"\1.7"(in widest point) Best regards Roman.Sorry bad foto.
  17. Good night.my last big knife Blade:52100 center steel + random pattern damascus. Handle: bog oak. Brass guard. Dimensions: blade 9"\2"(in widest point) 15.6" overall length Best regards Roman
  18. Hi everyone, I'm new here and this is my first post. I first got a taste of smithing on my grandfather's farm more than 30 years ago. I recently took some classes at Pratt Fine Art institue here in Seattle, and have been seriously bitten by the bug. I've started setting up a forge in my garage, and look forward to a big project this summer which will be building a press. I got the Batson book and will be making one similar to the "C" press described in the book. Most recently I took a damascus steel class and forged a couple of billets. I've started grinding out a blade from the first
  19. Good night.my last knife name by owner-Mario Blade:52100 center steel + random pattern damascus. Handle: stabilized maple burl handle. Brutal satin copper guard. Dimensions: 6.3"\1.7"(in widest point)-blade 11" overall length Best regards Roman
  20. Hey guys this is my first try forge welding/sanmai. I wrapped a piece of W2 between Aldo's low Mn 1075. I chose this method because I don't have a welder to weld the Seams. I fluxed the billet and "welded it" 3 times using light hammer blows. It doesn't seem like a very good weld. I made 3 cuts into it to view it. Please help me get my next welds nice and clean! Is this billet able to be saved or is it scrap? Thanks
  21. Just finished a day of forging, but I cant figure out whether my billet has delaminated or it just have some irregularities in the steel what does it look like to you Guys ? It is 11 layers of 15N20 and high carbon steel (from old springs parts from an old truck) it seems like it is holding together, but What do you think ? is it a bad weld or am I just being fuzzy ? Pictures of both sides of the billet
  22. My brother turned 50 in September. I figured I better make him something special since he's always been a fan of my knives. The blade is 1095/15N20 damascus, and I believe it's from the first billet of damascus I ever made. It's about 9" long (I forgot to measure it before i gave it to him). Our Mom lives in an 1815 farmhouse and there's a ton of old metal lying around where the barns and other buildings used to be. I cut the fittings out of a very rusty old strap hinge, soaked them in rust remover and the did a ferric etch for an hour, followed by a wire wheel. I'm really happy with th
  23. After quite a few failed attempts at making damascus style blades, I finally had one succeed. The steel used is 5160 spring steel and some medium carbon steel from the railroad. I have 64 layers total. The scales are made from Osage Orange, which is another first for me, and the pins are copper. I am rather pleased (and relieved) about how this one came out.
  24. Hi ! During summer I build a new workshop, made a new power hammer and now I start a new project, Polish saber, karabela type. I decided to made it from damascus steel, I choose 1045 and ncv1 steel, 3 billets, 18 layers each, 450 g. weight. After the first weld: Heating to the welding temperature in my gas-forge: And after forging on the power hammer: After forging I use the stell rolling mill to get flat surface and equal thickness on the lenght: 3 billets after forging: After grinding and forging the weight get loss from 1350 to 1083 gram. Each bi
  25. Damascus 1095/15N20/1070. Etched heavy, then CERAKOTE Black. Polished to expose highlights. Enjoy, Jim
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