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Matthew Stone

New twist stack.

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New stack & I've no idea what to do with it. Stopped by they local steel supply the other day for some 1095 for a job & surprisingly they had some 1074/75 material as well. Ive never worked with 1075 before & I think I'm in love. It like it wants to stick to 15n20 on it's own. 

Any who, started as 9 layers 1075 / 15n20 4" L x 1.5" W x 1 something tall.  Drawn out to 8" and twisted a few times. Then drawn to 16". Squared & cut in half and stacked side by side. Then welded again. Ground to 240 & etched for 20 minutes. I'm gonna lose an inch from the end with the bolt due to an inclusion probably. Right now its sitting at 2"W x 12"L x 3/8" thick. 

 

I've got no idea where to go with this metal. Ideas?

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When I first saw the pattern I though of a seax.

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Was kinda thinking broken seax myself. 

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Gotta get those twists tighter.  Like four to eight lines per inch, if you are aiming for a seax or other early pattern.    

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True. I was just fooling with this. I've never worked 1075 before (always 1084 & 1095) & was worried about breaking the welds, so I didn't push it. Practice breeds confidence, so maybe on the next one. I've also had a strong desire to try to do some Merovingian pattern....

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