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  1. Finished up my second Serbian chefs knife today. Piece of 5160 and mahogany, maybe, for the scales. Wood came from a box full of scraps of a recently passed friend. Came out much lighter than the first which has birch scales. First one has already gone to it's new home and second soon to follow.
  2. This anvil had crossed my facebook feed. Hadn't seen this particular makers mark before. anyone know what it might be?
  3. Thanks guys. tobacco container it is.
  4. I've seen this can around before. I'm sure it was my great grandfathers, but not positive. Any idea on when and a what it was used for? Only writing on it is 'patent applied' stamped on the bottom. Mom had it stashed in a corner and came across it again.
  5. Would it be something a steel mill may still have in circulation? Maybe a call or two to maintenance might get you a lucky break
  6. Thanks for the quick help. She's living in Kelowna, lots of things grow well in the Okanagan
  7. We stopped at the mother in laws new rental place and there was an interesting tree out back. First though was osage orange with the round seed balls. But a quick google kinda says it's something else. Unfortunately no new leaves just yet. Does anyone know off hand what it might be. Sorta had my hopes up it was osage and I could steal a few pieces for bow wood
  8. Made no claims to being a great knife. Just found the process rather interesting
  9. I knew aluminum was forgeable, but forge welding not so much, interesting video just the same
  10. somewhere on the bladesmith forums there are a few tools guys have come up with
  11. Whats your heat source. May need a few rotations in the forge. If one side is a little hotter, deeper than the other it moves easier. guess the other thing might be are you moving around the anvil while striking? Tend to pull or push a little on the strike and by moving around it tends to average out
  12. Cool little vise, almost looks like a lock washer on the screw
  13. I'm thinking keep the profiles that are there for now and if you need something different it's easy to modify later. Depending on how nicked or dinged the faces are they may or may not need a little cleanup. My hammer that is similar has one face slightly rounded, think the face of a pocket watch and the other is flat with nicely radiused corners for making tapers nice and flat.
  14. Please do post more. Always interesting to see just whats out there