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a little bit closer................have to improve my skill in polishing and in make pictures.

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My latest, a W1 integral. I've been really enjoying the process of producing a hamon, and refining my technique aiming for better results each time.

I did this tanto a very long time, from the same steel

Hi guys, lovely thread.   Heres one of my favourite hamons I made a few months back.    Steel is 125SC.   Jelle

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Wow!

 

Alan got it right as usual. :D

Wow! That is really cool! B)

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Old blade that I was testing out Hamon creation. This is my first attempt and success with a hamon. Blade was an old Black Diamond File (Back when I was recycling these things. I now buy actual known stock), said to be most similar to W1. This was also the first blade I had ever forged. It is tanto-esque minus the tang (which will recieve some TLC). Blade has only been hand sanded up to 1500 grit. Am currently awaiting an order of micro-mesh from 2000 grit to 12,000 grit, and some 5-micron aluminum oxide powder to help bring out the grain. I used a few cycles of Vinegar and Lemon Juice to see what I had got. Was honestly surprised that it worked considering my clay did not fully dry before cure, even after being in a dehydrator for 4 straight days (It bubbled in several spots). To the oven they will go next time. Alright enough of that. Here ya go.

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Very nice Daniel!!

 

Depending on the clay you're using, a little bubbling is ok. When I use satanite, I don't bother with drying, and have no problems with the clay sticking (as long as the blade was clean!). It sometimes comes off in the quench with brine, but it hasn't affected my pattern. With Rutlands I don't bother with drying either, and I have to knock it off post quench before I can straighten.


Again, great work! Welcome to the wonderfully frustrating world of differential hardening lol.

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“Years ago I recognized my kinship with all living things, and I made up my mind that I was not one bit better than the meanest on the earth. I said then and I say now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it; while there is a criminal element, I am of it; while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.” E. V. Debs

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Hi all,

here are a one of mine for the record. quenched on water, the first is oroshigane, hardened without clay, starts as strong sunagashi, and then changes to sweeping nie, appolagise for the picture quality, is difficult to photograph.

regards Andy

 

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