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The biggest surprise that I  had with this one was with the 416 rods used for the center of  the dogwood blossoms.  Notice how they all have a shiny halo.  I have no idea why.  Maybe one of you  can explain this phenomena.

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I didn't get in much shop time  today but did manage to get the first of  eight dogwood flowers roughed out.  These will all get inlaid side-by-side into a billet of 1084 using a canoe & 1084 powd

I've had this chunk of meteorite laying in my shop for some time and decided it's time to use it.  I've made two blades from this chunk already.  I'm not sure just what type of  blade I will make from

The finished knife along with another chunk of the meteorite.  Hope that you enjoyed the trip through this one.  

On 5/28/2019 at 6:58 PM, Gary Mulkey said:

The biggest surprise that I  had with this one was with the 416 rods used for the center of  the dogwood blossoms.  Notice how they all have a shiny halo.  I have no idea why.  Maybe one of you  can explain this phenomena.

Looks to me like there's some carbon migration there that's causing the halo. Same kind of effect that you get on stainless san mai if you hold it at high temp for long enough. This theory is supported by the fact that the halo is widest and most visible on the outside of the rods where they are touching all that high carbon steel, but not so much on the inside where they are touching each other and there isn't so much of a carbon concentration gradient. Very cool!

And the blade looks absolutely stunning right now, that's a brilliant pattern, can't wait to see it finished!

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I'm VERY late to the party, but WOW!!!!  I'm more than impressed.  Yesterday I got interested in some of that Campo meteorite and started looking for some. Now I understand more how to weld it, but do have more questions which I will start in a new thread.  THANK YOU for this WIP>

Ken H>

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