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The blade is right around 18" the fittings are made of brass with Moose antler and curly maple the blade is 7 bar composit done atthe brookfield craft center hammer in as a demo, 7 layer straight 4bars- 7layer twist 1 7 layer straight and the edge is a 25 layer twist. the 7 layer bars are 1095/ 15n20 and 4340the edge bar is L6/1095it can very close to riping it's self apart in heat treat...

 

This one is entered into an art show in guilford CT and will be available for sale after I complete the sheath opon it's return.

let me know what you all think!

MP

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Thanks Guys!

The scrolls are an extension of the tang. I did cheat a bit, I lap welded a piece of 1018 on the end of tang this soft mild steel work hardens much slower and can be cold worked. once I hade it welded and after I had the grip roughed out. I split the end of the tang to about 3/8 into the grip and forged the split section into tapers (I had about 2" extending past ) after I had the grip finished and everything ready for assembly I glued it up and set the two hard bends cold to pull the handle tight (kind of like peening the tang) I then used a small jewelers torch to get very localized heats and forge the scrolls the last 2 or 3 turns were done cold to prevent burning the antler. I did scorch a small section but luckily it was in a section that was easily repolished to below the burn.

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Love it! The tang idea is really quite ingenious. Glad the edge held in there B)

 

John

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It wasn't the edge that was the worry but the spine.... I think I nailed the heat treat on it, it grabbed in the buffer when I was buffing the scrolls and went flying in to the floor point first removed a 3/8 or so deep puck from the concrete.... the point was slightly dulled ....I checked after I changed my shorts....

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Woow that's terrific!! Love the antennae and the pattern weld :D

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that is a fine one. creative, and the antler and curly maple go well together. The L6 1095 combo is rare, for obvious reasons. I am glad it didn't warp all to heck or crack on you.

 

really high in coolness, too.

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Beautiful blade and the tooling on the brass adds a nice touch - everything works great together.

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