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Just finished up this small machete.

Forged from 18mm round U8A(0,8%C) carbon steel.

 

OAL: 57 cm
Blade length: 45cm

blade at handle: 5mm/27mm

blade at widest: 3mm/37mm

 

handle: horn, leather, oak, mild steel

 

after forging

mforged.jpg

käsi2.jpg

 

after quench

karastus.jpg

 

 

 

IMGP6605_06_07_08_09_10_11_tonemapped.jpg

IMGP6620And7more_tonemapped.jpg

 

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Very nice man.... I really like your mark too

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Nice! I love the mark too. And thank you for putting a picture of the stamp itself in there. It gives me an idea on how to do mine.

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Stunning, love the look but I bet it feels even better in the hand. It is begging me to take on my next hike keeping the trails clear in my woods.

And I already own 4, no make that 5, Tramontina Machetes and an antique Machete in a tooled leather sheath I got from my Grandmother...

James

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Nice.

 

I really like the look of your photos. is that done post or is it in camera HDR? a quick word about how you took the pics would be appreciated.

 

great work.

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Yes the pictures are HDR.
I take 7 photos with different expousure, starting from almost black ending with an almost white picture.

I do this manually, I don't trust the automatics on my camera to get it right.
And then I merge the HRD with Photomatix pro

I export the result as a jgp and work on that file in Lightroom as you would on a normal photo.
Its possible to create a HDR from only 3 pictures.. but I would recommend using 7 for more detail.

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Hmmm.

 

I may have to check into Photomatix Pro. I have only ever used the software bundled with my Canon to do 3 exposure HDR.

 

Thanks for the info on your process.

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"Tis a beauty. I love that it's hidden-tang, as well. Very nice work!

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Love it. I also like your mark. And great use of HDR. That is something I've been wanting to use myself more often.

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Thank you guys for the kind words, it means a lot.

 

I'm glad you like the mark, I carved it out using mostly old diamond coated burrs I got from my dentist :).

I have to make a new smaller one though, about 1/3 of size... this one is good for big blades but for smaller ones ist just way too big.

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