Benton Frisse

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About Benton Frisse

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  • Birthday 02/19/1991

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    Evansville, IN, US

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  1. Super steel/Damascus/

    I thought the same! I was like "Man, this is like a damascus version of the Daedric Dagger!" Hadara, fantastic work!
  2. Bos Taurus Blades

    True works of art. I hope that one day my work can look a fraction as nice as your work, Jim!
  3. Something WICKED

    Jim, this is beautiful! Stunning pattern and excellent execution of blended styles that normally wouldn't play well together.
  4. Mean Little Sucker tanto, bushcraft knife, plus carry pics

    James, it's so awesome to see people rocking your gear with such pride. #snackbreak
  5. 52100 & W2 damascus skinner. Work in progress

    Excellent work, can't wait to see the finished product!
  6. Iron Hand , a single edged norse sword.

    Thank you, Owen! One day!
  7. Forging a "Type D" Inspired Axe.

    FanTASTIC work, MP!
  8. Sandwich HC wagon tire, 15n20, 5160, wrought iron Hunter

    Killin' it! Awesome stuff!
  9. 1ST project

    I find that leaf springs harden nicely in veggie oil. No toxic fumes. Buzz down to Sam's or GFS and buy a 5 gallon bucket of it. It'll go bad after a while, but I'd rather quench in Veggie oil than toxic-fuming stuff. Great work on your first project. Keep on forging, Bob!
  10. Sinuous bush chopper for Knife Rights

    James, your stuff rocks!
  11. Tanto Fiction

    Good golly almighty, this is my favorite piece you've done!
  12. 500 layer laddered chef's knife

    Love this! Hello from a fellow Hoosier!
  13. 1.75lb Bow Tie axe

    That's a great idea! I had completely forgotten about that option, honestly. I think I will take this route next time. I have some 5160 that would weld nicely to it! Thanks, Michael.
  14. Japanese Blade Appraisal

    Hi folks, sorry should have clarified what exactly I meant by restoration. I would like to clean the rust off of the blade, and some dark tarnishing has occurred from 70 years of people testing the edge with their fingers. I recently spoke with the president of the San Francisco Nipponto Society, and he seems to think it was a Chinese made sword. I am awaiting another appraisal for confirmation. If it is indeed a chinese made sword with not much value, I will clean the blade and polish it myself, since it probably isn't worth much besides sentimental value. The saya does not close properly. It's missing a tsuba, etc. I'd like to polish it and clean it up, keep the old mountings in safe storage, and carve a shirasaya for it to sit nicely next to my two iaito and one shinken on my wall. I would love to one day take it to the dojo and see how it cuts, even. It's a bit shorter than most, maybe 2.35 or 2.3 shaku. If it is worth something, regardless of it's origin, I will pay to have it polished professionally.
  15. 1.75lb Bow Tie axe

    Thanks, Bob! This is folded. I really like this style, I find it easier than punching eyes. I can get these a lot straighter. It can just be hard to get enough meat for the poll unless you swap up to larger stock, which I am contemplating. I think my next experiment will be with 5/8 x 1 1/2 x 10 or maybe even 3/4.