C Craft Posted May 25, 2014 Share Posted May 25, 2014 I want to use some wrought iron I have to create a guard and the ferule for a knife I am working on! What is the best way to forge the ferule? Here is my thoughts to flatten to a ribbon about the width I need, then form to a circle around a punch about the right size. To weld the seam in the ferule should I do a butt joint or a lap type joint? Do I need to use flux for to weld the joint? If I get a good weld will the seam show? What temp or color should I be looking for when forging the wrought Iron?? Can I let the piece cool in between working on it or is it best once I start to take it too a neat finished state as far as the forging goes? Do I need to do anything to the wrought iron when finished forging, IE quench or normalize..........etc.? This is my first attempt at forging wrought iron so any advice you might share would be greatly appreciated, and I hope the questions don't sound to dumb but, this is new territory for me! Thanks to anyone willing to share! C Craft Customs ~~~ With every custom knife I build I try to accomplish three things. I want that knife to look so good you just have to pick it up, feel so good in your hand you can't wait to try it, and once you use it, you never want to put it down ! If I capture those three factors in each knife I build, I am assured the knife will become a piece that is used and treasured by its owner! ~~~ C Craft Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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