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As always i put things off to the last minuetbiggrin.gif. I started last Thursday thinking a week was plenty of time... lets just say i have been busting my butt trying to find room for this knife and school. I am hoping be finished by Friday.unsure.gif

 

I took a railroad clip and straightened it out and forged this little Bowie/fighter (i don't really know what it is). It is so cool what we can do with a rusty piece of metal.

 

It's OA: 9 1/2 inches

blade length: 5 inches

handle: 4 1/2

spine thickness: 1/4 inch

 

I don't know how mythological or tribal it is but i hope you like it.

 

 

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As always i put things off to the last minuetbiggrin.gif. I started last Thursday thinking a week was plenty of time... lets just say i have been busting my butt trying to find room for this knife and school. I am hoping be finished by Friday.unsure.gif

 

I took a railroad clip and straightened it out and forged this little Bowie/fighter (i don't really know what it is). It is so cool what we can do with a rusty piece of metal.

 

It's OA: 9 1/2 inches

blade length: 5 inches

handle: 4 1/2

spine thickness: 1/4 inch

 

I don't know how mythological or tribal it is but i hope you like it.

 

 

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Nice blade with a very interesting shape. I've been using a lot of found scrap from the railyard while working on refining my hammer techniques as well. You can't beat free "rusty gold" B)/>

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That is a really cool blade! I love forgeing junk into blades. I just picked up one those yesterday while gathering old spikes. Do you have any notion as to wheather or not it's hardenable?

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Even the HC spikes are not very high in carbon. Good forging practice though! I heard one time about the clips and I can't remember what the carbon content is in one of them!

 

I will say this though Ryan you got talent when it comes too forging. That blade turned out well. I am however disappointed that there is not at least one pic of it finished! I really like the shape of it! That is one fine job of forging! B)

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Nice looking little blade...I really like the shape.I see that it had a hamon in your drawings... was that just wishful thinking?

 

 

 

Even the HC spikes are not very high in carbon. Good forging practice though! I heard one time about the clips and I can't remember what the carbon content is in one of them!

 

Railroad clip springs are actually pretty decent steel,and they are entirely different from railroad spikes... I believe the clips are 1060, or about the equivelent there of. And straightening them out is a work out, haha . It's a lot of material, did you use the whole darn clip for that one knife, or just part of it?

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That is a really cool blade! I love forgeing junk into blades. I just picked up one those yesterday while gathering old spikes. Do you have any notion as to wheather or not it's hardenable?

I've been using rail anchors quite a lot recently because I a just starting up and free steel is nice, so I decided to look up the alloy and they are a slightly higher manganese alloy of 1060 with a pinch of silicon. In my opinion they actually harden up nicer than 5160
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