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One of my recent Wootz blades.


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This is a small "herb chopper" I made recently from one of my recent ingots. 1.6% C with a lamellar water pattern. Bog oak and titanium pants.

 

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Wow, that is all crystal structure?  It is beautiful.  I struggle to make pattern-welded material look that cool :)

-Brian

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39 minutes ago, Brian Dougherty said:

Wow, that is all crystal structure?  It is beautiful.  I struggle to make pattern-welded material look that cool :)

 

Yes it is indeed. The dendritic structure was broken down and spheroidized and then coaxed into bands through specific forging :]

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That is stunning.

(Damn you Daniel Cauble!)

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1 hour ago, Brian Dougherty said:

I struggle to make pattern-welded material look that cool

 

And THAT is why people go to the effort of learning how to do crucible steels.  It's a form of magic.  

 

40 minutes ago, Daniel Cauble said:

The dendritic structure was broken down and spheroidized and then coaxed into bands through specific forging

 

And that's why it's magic.  It's easy enough to figure out how to make a puck of something wootz-like.  It's the post-processing to get the pattern you want that is the real work that takes so many years to learn.  I haven't done that.  And I have great respect for those that have.

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Stunning work!

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