Jaro Petrina Posted January 2 Share Posted January 2 5 hours ago, Emery White said: I really like the pattern weld design on this one. You are really gifted. I'm impressed. How long does it take you to make a knife like that? Its not a knife, but a spearhead. The back part is gonna be forged a bit tighter and then separate socket welded onto it. Funny you ask that because I m not very experienced, so I need to think alot about what to do. I had to cut my strips from iron and O1 by angle grinder, that took some, the core and edge was done separatelly and the core was "wyrmed" by cutting series of waves on it sides and then reforging straight. It was supposed to be quite bit bigger, but I lost about 5" on bad weld. That is, when you do the core this way, you need sacrificial metal. And I used something which I didnt knew what it was. Might have been spring steel and that welds notoriously badly. If you go back in this thread I think there is whole process how I did it. Must be around 10 hours into it. Way too much. Next one will be better also with a tip wrap - that way you dont need to cut into the core and disrupt the patter. Now I want the socket to be dark. That means I have to roll and weld O1 socket. 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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