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Christopher Makin

hand forged Kiridashi knife wrought iron and 1095

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I forged welded a piece of 150 yr old wrought iron from a bridge spike and some 1095 high carbon steel then forged out the shape. It is 4 5/8" long and 1 1/8" at the widest and very sharp.

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Beautiful! That wrought has a lot of character.

 

For a guy who doesn't put handles on knives, I think this is the first finished piece I've seen from you... :)

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That is really nice! I've got four students I am teaching blade smithing to, and their first project is a kiradashi. I may use this as an example of what right looks like...

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Thanks George and Nate

I really enjoy working with that old wrought it's pretty rusty and fibrous so I have to work it down quite a bit to get a good bar, and yeah I guess it is a finished knife :)

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