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Hi there

 

I spent quite some time googling pages related to bladesmithing and knifemaking. I bookmarked the ones that I liked, here they are, hope at least some of them are helpfull to beginners. Oh, I'm Swiss, some of the Pages are maybe in French or German, but most should be english.

 

 

 

http://www.100megsfree3.com/kragaxe/temp/mgibson.html

http://www.isd.uni-stuttgart.de/~tardy/sch.../schmieden.html

http://www.andrew.jordan.scarlet.nl/index00.htm

 

http://www.roninknives.com/

http://www.dfoggknives.com/cgi-bin/IkonBoard/ikonboard.cgi

http://pub53.ezboard.com/bprimalfires

http://pub14.ezboard.com/bthecrucible26870

http://www.ckdforums.com/index.php

http://pub53.ezboard.com/fprimalfiresfrm12

http://www.forgefr.com/

http://www.schmiedecafe.com/

 

 

http://couteaux.free.fr/

http://www.hawknknives.com/knives/_knife.shtml

 

http://www.uddeholm.de/PRODUKTE/Uddeholm_Handbuch.pdf

http://www.sz-metal.si/index2.htm

http://swordforum.com/metallurgy/ites.html

 

http://www.anvilfire.com/

http://64.176.180.203/arrowhead.htm

http://www.blindschleiche.de/Artikel/GAK/20010113Scheide.php

http://www.cashenblades.com/Info/Info.html

http://www.customknifedirectory.com/CKD_TutorialFrameset.htm

http://www.dfoggknives.com/index.htm

http://www.dragoncutlery.bravepages.com/grind.html

http://www.knivesby.com/knifemaking.html

http://www.arscives.com/bladesign/hybridpolish.htm

http://www.anvilfire.com/iForge/

http://www.powning.com/jake/home/j_homepg.shtml

http://www.jogibeer.de/

http://www.vikingmetalworks.com/library.html

http://www.engnath.com/public/intable.htm

http://www.ulrichlennartz.de/sub-leo/messer.htm

http://www.engnath.com/public/intable.htm

http://home.mchsi.com/~samonji/polishtutorial.html

http://www.littlehenknives.com/Survivorseries.html

http://pub53.ezboard.com/fprimalfiresfrm12

http://www.ksky.ne.jp/%7Esumie99/

 

P.S. yep, they call me Google-Slut ;)

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Lagavulin is my favorite!

Never tasted Ardberg and I heard the distillery is closed :angry:

 

Tõnu Arrak

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besides some islay malts I absolutly love the "D'abunadh" from Aberlour (speyside)...

D'abunadh is a cask strength single malt (roughly 60%)...

The taste is gorgeous... "mind blowing"... a bit of orange (!) some "bitter chocholate", with a nice sherry & oak finish  ... besides it's quite "oily/creamy".

now that whisky is one of my absolute favorites... not islay but hey... ti's tasty stuff.

 

Daniel, I've never tasted during my life a liqueur(not only whiskies) better than D'abunadh.

I MUST really try this Islay whisky.

A new entry in the list: "Things to do before die!" :lol:

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Here are some useful links.

 

 

Makers sites with how to articles:

Terry Primos - Articles

Kevin Cashen - metallurgy and other information

Bob Warner - Homemade Electro Etcher

 

Schools and Organizations:

The American Bladesmith Society

Sierra Forge & Fire

 

Blacksmithing Tools & Supplies:

Blacksmiths Depot

Centaur Forge

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Spark testing is a simple in shop way to estimate the carbon content and alloy of different ferrous metals. It takes some practice and experience, but is very helpfull when using salvaged steels and in determining the aproximate carbon content of homemade steels. With practice some smiths can get accurate results with a wide range of alloys. Even a beginner should be able to determine the difference between low, medium and high carbon, especially with plain carbon steels.

 

Like so many other in shop tests it is always a good idea to have a few steels of known composition, hardness etc... to "compare" with. Since every different grinder and stone will spark the steel slightly different, and the sketchiness of the illustrations, comparing sparks with known steels makes good sense.

 

Here are a few links:

http://www.capeforge.com/Spark%20testing.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spark_testing_metals

http://www.alexdenouden.nl/04/midden.htm

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Steel industry terms and definitions:

http://www.engineersedge.com/steel_terms.htm

 

Heat treating terms:

http://www.engineersedge.com/heat_treat.htm

 

Steel definitions

http://www.engineersedge.com/steel.htm

 

Tool steel definitions (what is O1, W1, D2, etc and why do we use them?)

http://www.engineersedge.com/tool_steel.htm

 

Engnath's heat treating

http://www.knives.com/engnath_steel.html

 

Car guys and 4x4 guys spend a LOT of time debating and arguing over materials and methods (because everyone else is wrong, right ;) ). These guys put together a really good article on strength of materials, written from the 4x4ers point of view, but they beat the hell outta anything they get their hands on so it's a worthwhile read. The materials definition section (sec 4) is awesome.

http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/billavista/P...60/index1a.html

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Hey, thanks for the time put into this collection..

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Bruce, after 5 minutes into reading that link I though "everyone should read this as they get started, this should be pinned". So I looked for such a thread and wouldn't you know it, this forum is on top of it already (as it usually is). Well, that link wasn't there yet, but it was newer than this thread so I guess it is OK. Thanks to all those that find these great links and put them in one place, and even more so to the fine folks responsible for the content on the other end of the links!

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Hi there

 

I spent quite some time googling pages related to bladesmithing and knifemaking. I bookmarked the ones that I liked, here they are, hope at least some of them are helpfull to beginners. Oh, I'm Swiss, some of the Pages are maybe in French or German, but most should be english.

 

 

 

http://www.100megsfree3.com/kragaxe/temp/mgibson.html

http://www.isd.uni-stuttgart.de/~tardy/sch.../schmieden.html

http://www.andrew.jordan.scarlet.nl/index00.htm

 

http://www.roninknives.com/

http://www.dfoggknives.com/cgi-bin/IkonBoard/ikonboard.cgi

http://pub53.ezboard.com/bprimalfires

http://pub14.ezboard.com/bthecrucible26870

http://www.ckdforums.com/index.php

http://pub53.ezboard.com/fprimalfiresfrm12

http://www.forgefr.com/

http://www.schmiedecafe.com/

 

 

http://couteaux.free.fr/

http://www.hawknknives.com/knives/_knife.shtml

 

http://www.uddeholm.de/PRODUKTE/Uddeholm_Handbuch.pdf

http://www.sz-metal.si/index2.htm

http://swordforum.com/metallurgy/ites.html

 

http://www.anvilfire.com/

http://64.176.180.203/arrowhead.htm

http://www.blindschleiche.de/Artikel/GAK/20010113Scheide.php

http://www.cashenblades.com/Info/Info.html

http://www.customknifedirectory.com/CKD_TutorialFrameset.htm

http://www.dfoggknives.com/index.htm

http://www.dragoncutlery.bravepages.com/grind.html

http://www.knivesby.com/knifemaking.html

http://www.arscives.com/bladesign/hybridpolish.htm

http://www.anvilfire.com/iForge/

http://www.powning.com/jake/home/j_homepg.shtml

http://www.jogibeer.de/

http://www.vikingmetalworks.com/library.html

http://www.engnath.com/public/intable.htm

http://www.ulrichlennartz.de/sub-leo/messer.htm

http://www.engnath.com/public/intable.htm

http://home.mchsi.com/~samonji/polishtutorial.html

http://www.littlehenknives.com/Survivorseries.html

http://pub53.ezboard.com/fprimalfiresfrm12

http://www.ksky.ne.jp/%7Esumie99/

 

P.S. yep, they call me Google-Slut wink.gif

the HR gal where I work has a sister that works for Hawkins knives.

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Sadly, this LINK page is soooooo outdated that most of the links I've tried are no longer available. Not a huge deal, there's still a lot of resources and GOOGLE is your friend...but maybe consider removing this stickie, as us n00bs are finding this just click-bait now.

cheers

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