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Just need to do a little final polishing on the bolsters, and sharpen the blade.  Then this one will be done.PXL_20220917_125940632.jpg

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I decided I needed a knife for the cutting competition, and I sold my last one years ago.  So:

 

1:00 PM

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1-inch round 5160.

 

2:30 PM:

 

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A little rough, but I don't have time to make it pretty.  This one is pure function.  No tools used but hammer and anvil so far.   Hammer includes power hammer, treadle hammer, and hand hammer, plus a handled hot cut, but still, this is all forging, no grinding or filing just yet.

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I know many have a lot of wall space to add decorative posters and memorabillia etc so on a ride today I came accross an interesting place that used to be a pub but is now a place with an enormous amount of all sorts of used "stuff" from tools and man cave interesting things through to kitchen and ladies interests and a great deal of vintage "junk shop" bits and pieces.
Among an assortment of various anticqued metal posters I grabbed these two for the bike shed walls and an old dogs head cross peen hammer for the knifemaking workshop. It will take a bit of tidying over but not sure if it will be best to grind back to a clean face which will reduce it a bit from the 3 lb it is currently or get the welded up and clean it back to remain at the intended weight.  Obviously, I will make a new handle that does not need the horse shoe nails to keep it in place.

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Nice!  Those Harley items are worth a fortune in the States, if original. And that hammer looks to be steel faces wrought iron.  If it is, follow anvil repair guidelines. If it's all steel, it'll be easier to bring back into service. 

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I spent this weekend working on the Crucble furnace and the sword HT forge. Got them both running and test fired. Still some work to do as neither one got hot enough.

“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

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I need a final clean up and and edge on these and they can head off to thier new home. NitroV stainless with black cherry pealised polyester20220926_140829.jpg

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