Dan Waddell Posted March 1, 2017 Share Posted March 1, 2017 I have been trying to get the very basics down of running an open hearth remelting furnace, and here is the first knife I was able to finish. This was made from half of a 3lb puck. There are 7 total folds with a light twist. Sadly during the 6th fold the steel developed chicken pox level voids. I did the best I could to close all of them, but it was simply to severe for my skill level. It has been frustrating scrapping the vast majority of my projects so I figured I mine as well try to finish this blade, and it survived a water quench so I'm thinking it will make a decent shop knife at least. I ended up grinding into about as many defects as I removed and after removing 30-40% of the material I stopped while I still had a knifes worth of steel left. Due to all the flaws I thought it would be a bad idea to etch. It sure would have been nice to see a pattern though:\ The blade shape has more to do with chasing flaws then design. Imo this knife turned out better then I thought it would so I'm happy with it, especially the texturing on the brass. Any comments/critiques are welcome and appreciated. The specs 9 1/4" OAL 5 3/4 blade length 1" width 1/8" thickness at it's thickest 1018 remelted, brass cast by a friend of mine, and plain oak. 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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