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  1. It's been a while since I posted anything, so I thought I'd share a few pics of a recent blade. It's made from 80Crv2 with stabilized elk antler as the main part of the handle. Guard and butt cap are low count pattern welded 15N20/1095 twist. I did a full flat grind on the blade and some file work on the spine. As usual there are several things I'd do differently if I was starting over, but in general I'm ok with how it turned out. I still have to put an edge on it, but other than that it's complete. It's about 17 inches in overall length and about 11 inches from guard to tip.
  2. Had a lot of fun forging this one. The sketch started off as a pretty aggressive blade... ... then I picked up this quickie repair of a fellas grandfather's WWII knife where the pommel had come off (also repolished and sharpened the blade a bit)... ...which made the steel change it's mind in the middle of the forging process... ...and all of a sudden it's a totally different blade. Thankfully the customer loved it, and I got off the hook for taking artistic merit to the extreme. Still applying oil to the handle, was too eager to show off haha. Should have drawn a longer tang to get more curls out of the pommel (I rounded off that point). The black walnut came from a downed tree that was properly cut and seasoned, but unfortunately my cuts came from the surface and had inconsistent/spotty coloration; light brown, reddish in spots, small blotches of black. I need to practice choil and plunge lines... I'm thinking of leaving a little more meat to grind instead of forging to shape. Comment and critique always appreciated, Theo