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Hello, A long time ago I made a pattern welded piece of steel, and recently I started to make a blade out of it. I decided to make the broken back seax. The steel on the edge is an old file, in the middle there is a twist, the back is made from a piece of tool steel. The blade was differentially hardened by edge quenching in warm oil. I didn't expect the hamon to show up, but it is visible. Not as crisp as on clay and water quenched blades, but still quite interesting IMHO. There is also a pattern on the edge made of old file that looks a bit like the old iron . The structure showed up after etching in ferric chloride. The grind is slightly convex. Really the only thing I am not happy enough is blade thickness. I left not enough material during forging, and the thickness on the spine is circa 2,5 mm. Not much for the seax. 5 mm would be much better. Now there is time for making the handle. I plan to use moose antler and bog oak. Much work is still ahead