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Don't know what to call this, but my daughter says it is all "Squigley". 1095-15N20-1065 was stacked, folded to 18 layers, forged at the corners to distort. Billets cut off and then forged on their side. Too much fun. Forged three knives so far from this billet, all look about the same.

 

What do you folks think ?

 

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Jim Allen

Three Sisters Forge

Bend, Oregon

 

http://www.threesistersforge.com

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Jim, that is a very interesting pattern. I like what you came up with. What are you using for handle material on these? Wade

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It is great. It looks like some type of cammo print. Don't drop it in the forest.

 

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Thats a great looking pattern, very original. I have a feeling it would look even better if it were about 60 layer and then done your way.

I think your onto something.

Chris

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Jim, that is a very interesting pattern. I like what you came up with. What are you using for handle material on these? Wade

 

Hey Wade,

 

Not sure, probably dark and mono, maybe ebony. This is a tough grain and texture to FLOW. Looking at NS bolster, then straight into the handle. Might seperate with a contrasting grain set, ala canvas micarta, NS spacer, then ebony or some dark Ironwood I have in shop.

 

Got any suggestions?

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Jim Allen

Three Sisters Forge

Bend, Oregon

 

http://www.threesistersforge.com

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Thats a great looking pattern, very original. I have a feeling it would look even better if it were about 60 layer and then done your way.

I think your onto something.

Chris

 

Chris, I have one that is about that, but twisted. We will see. The point of this blade was BIG layers, bold, go deep. I'm liking this low layer count.

 

Thank You,

Jim Allen

Three Sisters Forge

Bend, Oregon

 

http://www.threesistersforge.com

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Jim, what were the proportions of those layers? Wes

1095-1065-15N20-1065-1095-1065-15N20-1065-1095 > Weld> Draw out > Slight on edge distortion> single cut > Weld. This made a thick billet. 18 Layers.

 

Clean up the end, then got slices off the end. These were forged on the side.

 

That help??

Jim Allen

Three Sisters Forge

Bend, Oregon

 

http://www.threesistersforge.com

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Looks geat in my opinion, I like damascus that really gets in your face like this. I would like to see how this turns out when finished.

Lovley pattern.

Josh Forrest

 

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Hey Wade,

 

Not sure, probably dark and mono, maybe ebony. This is a tough grain and texture to FLOW. Looking at NS bolster, then straight into the handle. Might seperate with a contrasting grain set, ala canvas micarta, NS spacer, then ebony or some dark Ironwood I have in shop.

 

Got any suggestions?

Jim, I believe you are right on track with your thinking, dark with the NS will look real nice. You want something that is going to compliment that pattern not distract from it. Whatever you come up with I am sure it is going to be very appealing. Wade

Wade

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Thanks Guys,

 

I actually have three of theses blades forged, heat treated. Start stoning today.

 

I lay out materials and ask the women that run my house. I've seen many knives that were just too busy. I will go for this sort of look.

 

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Jim Allen

Three Sisters Forge

Bend, Oregon

 

http://www.threesistersforge.com

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oh wow! I love that pattern, reminds me of a tiger personally.

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I've always been partial to a lower layer count, but this is the first time I've seen an 18layer billet pulled off. I do believe I'll be making a similar pattern in the near future.

 

Thanks for sharing

Have you ever thought about the life of steel? It's interesting to think that you can control the fate of a piece of metal.

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