Dave Stephens Posted August 22, 2009 Share Posted August 22, 2009 Happy Saturday Everyone: Here's one I made in order to learn some stuff. I've played with a bit of carving, but needed a lot more practice (still do!). So I decided to challenge myself and try to carve a face of some kind with the caveat that it still had to form a comfortable handle for a knife. I have also not really played with getting a hamon beside for one failed attempt with O1 a long while ago. Finally, I hadn't done many integrals, and those I had built were a bit of a disappointment. So . . . why not try all three in one blade, right? I ordered some satanite, some round stock and pulled a chunk of ebony out of the materials drawer. Attatched is the result. It is made from the W1 round stock that Deker was selling earlier. That stuff is nice to work with. Thanks Deker. Lots of lessons learned on this one. A big one was the placement of the satanite clay. I thought I was putting it on really ragged to create an active, interestin hamon. Instead, I got this smooth line. I guess I really need to make the clay placement dramatic next time. The hamon popped very easily, however. Just one quick dip in the FC. I believe my next project will be an intergral damascus blade of some kind. Cheers! --Dave -----------------------------------------------"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly." -- Theodore Roosevelthttp://stephensforge.com Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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