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Hey guys, I'm a newbie, but Theo Rock Nazz is NOT. Check out this video I did of him when he was heat-treating a blade I've seen him craft for months. It's at night in his own forge in the snow, it's kind of badass but not as much as he. Watch him and the energy he puts into his art, listen to the commentary he gives:
Howdy guys, Today I have two new blades for your consideration. First is a file given to me by Owen Bush when my class with him ended, reforged into a fighter similar to his own seax style with a twist. Blade was normalized, forged, annealed & drilled, normalized, differentially hardened, then double tempered to a delicious gold color at 395F/202C. The fittings are low layer damascus that's been etched then lightly repolished so only the topography shows, with steel pins, brass spacers, ebony and mosaic pin. I live in NYC, so when the blade was finished I just ran it over to Bill at MastersmithS, where it was added to his collection and soon to be on his website - only my second accepted knife! Here's Bill with it: The second is a damascus utility knife of old jackhammer bit steel (S-5?) and mild steel that I had forged a while ago in London (at Shelley Thomas' forge), but never handled until back in the States; handle is bamboo with mosaic and brass pins. The blade is differentially hardened tempered the same as the first; but has a small cold shut that I am not thrilled with, yet doesn't effect its cutting ability. I'd love to hear what you guys think, Theo
Hello all, Recently I took a class with Owen Bush on forging the pattern welded seax, and I wanted to share the blade I made under his supervision, as well as two kitchen knives I made afterwards using the techniques and skills I obtained. Although Mr. Bush would say that the larger blade is not a full seax, it's certainly a mutt of seax and American subhilt fighter. Apologies for the crude pictures. The short sword is patternwelded 1080 and 15n20 composed of three billots, the center one with a staggered twist, the outer two of random pattern. The blade is 15 inches long, 8mm thick (no distal taper), and 3.8cm wide. Handle is ~5.5" with brass fittings and purpleheart hardwood. There is a light vine pattern filworked along the base of the spine. The first kitchen knife is 15n20 and mild steel in a random pattern. The blade is 6.5", 6mm wide at base with progressive distal taper, and 3.3cm at the widest. The fittings are copper and brass with a purpleheart spacer, ebony handle, and inlaid canary design in twisted copper and German silver wire (the logo of the studio that commissioned the knife). The second kitchen knife is also 15n20 and mild steel in a random pattern, but with fewer layers. The blade is 5.75", 6mm wide at base with progressive distal taper, and 3.4cm at the widest. Copper and brass fittings, antler spacer, and zebrawood handle. There is a vine pattern fileworked along the entire length of the spine. All three blades went through the same heat treating process - normalization, hardening in oil, dark straw tempering. All handle work was done by hand tool (except for drilling), and the wood finished with multiple applications of linseed oil. I've been trying to develop my own style; leaving a bit of the blade rough (just the kitchen knives), filework (excluding the one kitchen knife - they requested so), and the shape of the handle. I would greatly appreciate any input! Theo Rock Nazz TheoRockNazz.com
Hello again! I've spent the last week at Shelley Thomas' forge at the Kew Bridge Steam Museum, and recently made two knives that emulate her style to a degree. She is a asymmetrical and organic furniture and jewelry maker who's signature is the brazed ball bearing. http://www.shelleythomas.co.uk/ Here I have two knives that incorporate my own technique with her unique form. I would love to know what you guys think! "Pirate" knife with W2 blade, brazed ball bearing & forged mild steel guard and pommel with bamboo handle and fileworked spine. 15n20 and 1065 utility knife. Brazed ball bearings in Shelley Thomas' style, with the heat treatment occurring after etching so the oxidization colors remain. Shelley holding the work that she inspired. She is keeping the right (utility) knife.