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It is Christmas day here in Norway today - so I've spent the past three days forgings this little thing for my wife as a Christmas present. It is a dinner fork - from Ferrier's rasps and 15n20 steel. It was nerve wrecking to start forging the curves after having done so many hours of filework... I wanted to do more, but this is all I had time for. Finished 3AM on Christmas eve... Alright, Happy Holidays people, and have a good one! Sincerely, Alveprins.
I've been working with a chefs knife for a while now, and for some inconceivable reason it was to be an integral. More on that and it's farrier rasp / wrought wagon axle makeup and why I cut the tip off later. The plan is to make a set with knife for carving dried ham and sausages, a fork and maybe I'll throw in a small knife for carving hard-to-reach places on a sheeps leg. The fork is also to be made of wagon axle. This test had a rather large flaw in one tine, so it split and I had to cut it. But I'm not happy with how this rather traditional and self-given shape harmonizes with the
I made this set for an Australian client,it will be complete once I've done the ten matching steak knives...all out of 3CR12 stainless steel which I hate working with.the next time I'll do in damascus The oal of both is 13 inch and the blade is 7 1/2 at the bolster, spine is .177 inch. My usual filework that I've done for the past 14 years. Salt water etching (ikisu) Swahilli for the knife. All in all quite a solid package! thanks for looking