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Hi everyone - thought I'd share the latest one... 

 

I give you Sǫg Tǫnn (Saw Tooth) - forged in honor of the innumerable abandoned wood mills scattered around the country, left to rot as their purpose has been served long ago.

 

How many a farm has been made possible due to the many-toothed high carbon blades - spinning tirelessly day and night, through summer and winter?

How many noble trees has met their end at the sawblade's edge in order to fulfill an even higher purpose of keeping man and livestock dry and warm?

Hail to you, old saw-mills covered in moss, with leaking tiled roofs and rotting support beams. Your legs may finally give in underneath you, but I shall pick you up and breathe new life into you!

I cannot like Odin, Vili and Vé give you spirit, movement, mind or intelligence - but I can give you shape and purpose!

 

Stats:
Blade length: 10,3 cm 
Blade width: 2,5 cm
Blade thickness: 4,5 mm
Handle length:10,7 cm

Hardness at edge: 58 HRC
Weight w/o sheath:167 grams

 

The blade is forged in a san-mai lamination consisting of pattern welded forge folded and twisted sawblade-steel and 15n20 for the core, clad in a jacket of 15n20 for that extra shiny exterior.

The ricasso of the blade is engraved in a deep relief, with 24ct gold borders and elder futhark runes in 18ct red gold.

The handle is in stabilized Linden with vulcanized fiber and brass spacers - as well as a frame of brightly polished sawblade steel. The bolster is in stabilized white, brown and black mammoth tusk.

The sheath is in antique dark brown stained vegetable tanned leather, also with a frame of brightly polished sawblade steel with deep relief engraving and 24ct gold inlay. Everything stitched together using black Tiger Thread.

 

I wanted to do massive engraving and gold inlay on the steel frame and bolster of the handle - but somehow it air-hardened / age-hardened - and it became impossible to cut into it. I instead went for a mirror polish.. :rolleyes:

 

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Alright, that's about it. :)

 

I am really bummed out about not being able to engrave the steel frame... Currently I am looking for a type of steel that will not air-harden / age-harden / work-harden to any particular degree. I would love to get some suggestions of anyone have any! ^_^

 

Any constructive criticism is as always more than welcome... We must all strive to better ourselves! :D

 

Alright, now I just need to make a certificate for this bad-boy, and we'll see how the Norwegian market takes to this one...

 

Until next time - thanks for having a look, and Chiao! :)

 

Sincerely,

Alveprins.

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You're certainly upping your game!  

 

If you can find it, pressure vessel steel, ASTM A203E, would work well for what you want.  Almost no carbon, high nickel.  Kind of defeats the purpose of re-using old sawmill steel, but it doesn't harden...

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7 minutes ago, Alan Longmire said:

You're certainly upping your game!  

 

If you can find it, pressure vessel steel, ASTM A203E, would work well for what you want.  Almost no carbon, high nickel.  Kind of defeats the purpose of re-using old sawmill steel, but it doesn't harden...

Thanks man! I will check that steel out!

 

I will still use sawblade steel, but in the pattern welded steel only, and not for the details. This dagger was supposed to be absolutely full of engravings, but alas - nothing. I am just happy it sold anyway. Just got swooped up by a collector. ;)

 

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Alright, I finished the certificate of authenticity - as well as a little leather "loop" for holding it all rolled up. Decided to carry the theme of my logo over, and thus adorned the leather loop with a sawblade-steel plate engraved in deep relief - also with 24ct gold inlay.

 

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So, that's the last of this one...

 

Just received my new flex-shaft in the mail, so I now have everything I need for stone setting... I think... :rolleyes: Maybe the next one, or the one after will contain stones. Need to order from overseas... ;) I've got some cubic zirconia for my practice plates though... :lol:

 

Chiao everyone, and once again thanks to Mr. Longmire for the steel alloy tip! :D

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Alan beat me to it, the steel he suggested is perfect for what you want.

I engraved the guandao after it was hardened and tempered, but I used carbide gravers and a steel handle. I also used a magnagraver and an airgraver. I tried everything to cut that stuff :)!

 

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