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Started this one today. Not going to put the hollows in it, so it won’t be as wide... but I like where it’s going.

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your forgings look super clean! - I also do 95% of my blade work on an Anyang 33lb hammer. I made a set of dies that are similar to the Japanese classic bladesmithing dies. (round top die with crown, flat 'anvil' bottom die)

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Thanks a lot John. Don’t feel like I’m quite there yet, but it’s happening.

 

 I’ve been wanting to make a set of dies like that really bad. You like them? Did you make them from scratch, or start with Anyang blanks?

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4 hours ago, DavidM said:

Thanks a lot John. Don’t feel like I’m quite there yet, but it’s happening.

 

 I’ve been wanting to make a set of dies like that really bad. You like them? Did you make them from scratch, or start with Anyang blanks?

 

Made a pair from scratch for myself, then my UK customers who saw them wanted them, so now I get Anyang to make them, and I supply them with the hammers. If you hit up James Johnson, and tell him you want a pair of john @ masseys UK Bladesmith dies he will get you a price. They are H13 as they take a lot of clatter due to the small contact area. 

 

Send me an email to john    at     masseyforging    dot com and I can send you some pics in the new year.

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I had tried to explain them to James a while back, but at the time the quite was a bit more than I was looking to pay. I'll have to reach out to him about it again at some point.

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On 12/21/2019 at 4:17 PM, DavidM said:

Started this one today. Not going to put the hollows in it, so it won’t be as wide... but I like where it’s going.

Now that is looking really good David. 

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Much more pleased with the edge geometry on this one. Still not sure about the blacking process with the handle attached. The maple didn’t react as much as the walnut, but it still discolored

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Looks nice, David.

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Looks good David! What do you use to blacken the blade? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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52 minutes ago, Doug Adams said:

Looks good David! What do you use to blacken the blade? 


it’s just Birchwood Casey Superblue, left on over night. 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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