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ocrossley

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  1. Thanks again Michael, yes ive heard that 1095 steel is good for certain knives. I will invest in some in the near future. I will look up Steve Sells book! Duly noted about the quotes.
  2. Thanks a lot for the sterling advice Michael, what would you recommend?
  3. I am using it so I can work on my hammer control and other skills including fit and finish. I know I will have a far from pretty/effective blade but It's a fun project for me to undertake before starting to use more expensive steels I wasn't actually aware of that as I'm a newbie, but interesting to know as I often see a lot of bad rep about rebar from our brothers across the pond!
  4. Began to draw out a massive piece of #14 rebar with a sledge with a buddy of mine to make two kitchen knives. Wanted to use power hammer but apparently, we have to earn our stripes! We are only beginners but we are under the eye of Kevin Boys in London. Hopefully will make good Christmas presents for our partners. Definitely feeling it in my upper body now video-1512319642.mp4
  5. Thanks Daswulf, I just stumbled across his youtube!
  6. Thanks for the swift reply Charles. Wow, those examples are amazing! Such dedication! And thank you for offering to help me out with kit, Southern Hospitality at its finest. Looking forward to speaking again.
  7. Hey There! Thanks for letting me be a part of this wonderful group. This Sunday just passed I had my first blacksmithing lesson with London Blacksmith Kevin Boys and managed to come out with this basic Viking ladies knife (I think? ), pictured below, in a little over 2 hours! I have been simply obsessed with blacksmithing for about 2 years now, but haven't been able to pursue anything... Partly to do with living in central London ( You know how hard it is to find a forge in London?!) and also with me finishing my University studies. This is the first time I have been abl
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