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Good evening all. I just wanted to poke my head in and say hi. I'm new to bladesmithing, and just got my first piece of o-1 steel, plus a few tools, and am looking forward to crafting my first blade. I've always have had a fascination with blacksmithing since I was a kid, and finally, 25 years later, I've decided to pursue my passion of blacksmithing knives, swords, and tools. I just wanted to thank all of the masters and grandmasters for all of their invaluable posts, advice, and suggestions. I'm looking forward to start crafting!!
Hello all from North Carolina! This is my first entry to Bladesmiths Forum. I am a beginner and am working diligently to create my forge so i can start learning the Art of blacksmithing. Im 29, and have a LONG road ahead of me to learn this ancient art, but i thought you guys might want to see what kind of stuff i like to do.. Its rough..i know..please dont be too harsh..haha The metal used is Plain steel bar stock from Home Depot, the guard and pommel are from a old furniture bit a neighbor was cutting up, and the wrap is "magic tape" over crude oak slabs and copper pins.