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Karim

Dagger wip

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I want to share my progress in making this dagger. It all started whit a chunk of rusted iron my gf dug out of the garden and she challenged me to make a knife. I decided to forge whitout cleaning the steels and added RR (deaminated scrap i was testing whit) and some bandsaw leftovers for the core. As you can imagine the welding was a slow process of deamination refluxing and compacting. Against my exaptations the resulting billet was solid but not fitted for any kind of edge. I decided to add a file in capturing the billet and a birds beak construction for the tip. The result is pleasing as it contains some fun welding and it survived the quench.

Now for a handle design.... Let me know what you think, thanks for watching.

 

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Nice work, well done. Looking good. 

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Nice Karim. Looking good.

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Looks good! I personally like a dagger to be a little less broad, but thats just my preference.

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Thanks, the file had a narrow forge windows that made me stop drawing out at certain point that's why she s kinda beefy.

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Guard shaped object, this will be refined more.

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What is the guard made from Karim?

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some mild steel i layered real quick, will also use it for the end cap. Thing is sometimes the mild steels have some Ni that shows up now.

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It looks good B)

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Selected the handle materials and made a rough design.IMG_4152.JPG

Edited by Karim

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Nice, little stumpy, but nice. Good to see it wrapped up.

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