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Maybe Making Some Improvement/Progress?

Eric Morgan

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So this is the first blade I forged (final shaping and bevels anyway) with the dogface hammer I made a while back... started with 3/16X1-1/2 1095 bar stock. 

I forged in the bevels, then ended up deciding to do a full flat grind. Not at all because the bevels weren’t even and I didn’t want them to keep chasing them upward on blade. Nope, wasn’t because of that at all :lol:

Anyway, I do think I’m starting to make some improvement, or it could just be confirmation bias on my part lol. 

I did a 320 grit finish on the blade, 220 on the G10 scales for grippyness. Pretty sure that’s the technical term :blink:












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Nice job on that harpoon point blade.  The progression of photos really shows that the nicest finished knife started out looking like something the cat dragged in.


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Nice finishing work Eric.  Don't take offense but you might want to tune your hammer face for a flatter angle of attack.

Finished knife is really well done.   BTW, I received the nice files from you.   You can ship this knife to the same address:D 


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No offense taken sir. This was the first blade forged with my dogs head hammer, and I was kind of still trying to figure out if the issue was my use of the tool, or it’s ergonomics. I agree though, it needs tweaking 

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