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owen bush

How to forge a Kitchen knife...

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here is a how to vid to show how I go about forging a kitchen knife blade.

 

 

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Thanks for posting this Owen.  It's good to be able to actually see the process.

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Thanks! 

Looks so effortless when you forge... Me, not so much :wacko:

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On 31/03/2017 at 7:43 PM, aweller said:

Thanks! 

Looks so effortless when you forge... Me, not so much :wacko:

The secret to effortless (looking) forging is a hot forge ......oh and lots of practice.

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This video inspired me to try my first kitchen knife last weekend, and I quickly found that being used to forging big honkin' axe and sword blades is of little assistance when forging tiny thin bendy blades, other than breaking down the initial bar and having hammer control.  I have a couple hours grinding in on it and it's almost thin enough now.  Almost!

Thanks, Owen!  Used your hammer most of the time too.

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Excellent video Owen. I am especially thankful for the dialog. One of my pet peeves regarding forging videos is 10 minutes of watching someone bang hot steel with no explanation of what they are doing or why. 

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Good stuff man, inspirational, thanks........B)

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Thank you for posting, like Joshua stated the explanation helped a lot.

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I'll have another one coming out soon, forging a blacksmiths knife. that is exactly how I run a class. so sound recorded live. It will be interesting to see which is the better format.

 

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Thanks for the video, I have not seen one yet explaining the distill tapper yet.  

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