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Last weekends work, not done any like this for a while now, im a bit out of practice!


horse shoe knife from BS1407


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big one from EN9 (1050ish)


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BS1407 again

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nothing too fancy :)

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these are nice mate, great lines and elegance.

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Did you first make the horseshoe or was it from a factory made used shoe? If you did use a store bought shoe what brand was it if you don't mind. I really like the lines and grace of it. In the past I have made several Hufschmied knives, they held a edge but not very good.

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That horseshoe knife is really cool!

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Very nice. Did you get the scale off simply by cold forging after the heat was gone or did you use something else to get the finish?

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Thanks everyone :)

Did you first make the horseshoe or was it from a factory made used shoe? If you did use a store bought shoe what brand was it if you don't mind. I really like the lines and grace of it. In the past I have made several Hufschmied knives, they held a edge but not very good.

as far as im aware all horseshoes are mild steel, i forged that one from BS1407 :)

 

Very nice. Did you get the scale off simply by cold forging after the heat was gone or did you use something else to get the finish?

I used HCl to get the scale off, cold forging isnt ideal as it can cause cracks in steels like i used, you can brush it when it is hot for similar effects but it takes alot of effort, for example:

 

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That's dedication, making a horseshoe just to make a knife out of it. :lol:

 

Good job all round. I approve. B)

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