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My lil' Kriegsmesser

Chad J.

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It's been a while since I've posted here but I've been busy.  Mostly working on decorative blacksmithing to pay for tools and propane.  Well my hammer got the best of me recently and I took on my first Kriegsmesser.  This has been the fastest I've forged and  (almost) finished a project.   I have the final edge to do and done polishing.   I like a rougher finish, wire wheel finish on mild steel fittings, and grinding the blade down to a 600 grit before going with a green conditioning belt.  5160 steel, 42 inches long with 31 inch blade,  weight is just around 4 pounds with cog 7 inches in front of the guard.   It has a constant distal taper from point down to the base which is 3/16th inch.  2 inches wide at the base and 1 3/4 inch at the curve to the tip.   Handle is a bit narrow unfortunately but I'm considering ways to add mass to it without having to pull it apart and weld material on.   I just have some fit and finish work to do but overall I'm happy with this... and have started on the next. 




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  • 3 weeks later...

Nice one!


“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  





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