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Massive picture post: whole lotta forged blades

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It's been a very busy last several months, and while I have produced a good number of blades, I haven't been as active online to post them.  So here's most of them from recent months.  :D

Everything is 80CrV2 steel, with various combinations of paracord and hemp wrapped handles, and Boltaron sheaths except for the two retina-searing colors, which are Kydex.

In vague order from November to February:

This chopper was forged very close to the final shape.  Minimal stock removal on the bevels.

32372949857_68f6259e7a_c.jpgchopper by James Helm, on Flickr

A rare foldover sheath:

46591559594_87458648ca_c.jpgjs01 by James Helm, on Flickr

My eyes!

32372957957_9d83f54144_c.jpgorange by James Helm, on Flickr

Not the same tan tanto as above.

47262430622_933edf20df_c.jpgtanto02 by James Helm, on Flickr

46399953465_d5696149c1_z.jpgknife01 by James Helm, on Flickr

47314924031_69d1c2618f_z.jpgknife02 by James Helm, on Flickr

32372963387_5ba1c9afbc_z.jpgknife03 by James Helm, on Flickr

A very rare kiridashi.

32372963367_f43072bf65_z.jpgknife04 by James Helm, on Flickr

O tanto with a 13 1/2" blade and wakizashi with a 15 3/4" blade.  The waki was a commission from a Green Beret.

32372963197_acf289ccde_z.jpgknife06 by James Helm, on Flickr

This 9" recurve was finished just in time to be a Christmas gift.

33439135948_0d859f7239_z.jpgknife05 by James Helm, on Flickr

46399967405_f202b354de_z.jpgtantos01 by James Helm, on Flickr

46591584724_ea4b12884b_z.jpgbushswords02 by James Helm, on Flickr

Did a number of ginuntings, have more in the future.

46591584684_676fe1903e_z.jpgbushswords03 by James Helm, on Flickr

33439144998_a24d06ef0f_z.jpgbushswords04 by James Helm, on Flickr

46591584564_15a8d47591_z.jpgbushswords05 by James Helm, on Flickr

My eyes!

46399969465_239869cfc3_z.jpgknives01 by James Helm, on Flickr

33439144718_e630d6576f_z.jpgknives03 by James Helm, on Flickr

46591584374_f3f19a52d4_z.jpgknives04 by James Helm, on Flickr

Hey, look, a midtech Little Rok with CNC machined bevels!  Slowly making progress.  :D

46399969105_9ff5b9d1ae_z.jpgmidtech02 by James Helm, on Flickr

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I really like knife 01, 02, and 03.  You have really nailed the post apocalyptic, zombie killing style (at least that what I think of when looking at our blades).  All look to be great knives that can be put through hell and back and still look good.

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On 3/9/2019 at 4:32 AM, James Helm said:

My eyes!

At least they won’t be easy to lose and you can always signal the search and rescue helicopters with them :D. Good work and selection. Your blades are very distinctive.

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Thanks, guys!

MikeDT - Them damned zombies just won't kill themselves!  :D

Charles - I'll be finding pink Kydex sawdust around the shop for the next half a year, I'm sure.

 

 

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Wow, I really could see any of those being carried with pride by professionals in rough environments! A no frills, not afraid to be used- line of knives for sure!

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