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  1. Over the last 8 years I have been asked a number of times to make a very certain type of sword, and I seam to be the only person to have ever reproduced it. The sword is the Spanish model 1728 Cavalry Sword. We are lucky to have a number of originals in privet and public collections, and the original arsenal diagram for their construction. After much trial and error I have found a great way to forge the hilt from one piece and want to share. This technique works well for any semi-complex to complex hilt (with the addition of more rings once the base is forged). Here is a picture of my most rec
  2. I've been making these little work in progress videos for fun, customers, you guys, and whoever's interested. Honesty is always appreciated, I do these to help get critique.
  3. Some pics of a sunobe I forged today along with another sunobe my friend forged as well at his place
  4. Ok so I have been working on making this chefs knife for my cousin. I fored it to shape and was pretty satisfied with the blade profile. I held it up to one of my store bought ones and its pretty close to the same dimensions. I went with a flat grind for the blade and that was fine. One side is much cleaner than the other but im not completely unhappy with it. One of my final steps was to etch the blade. Now in the past i have used boiled vinegar to etch this same material and was happy with the results but was unhappy with the way it completely stunk the house up. So i decided to try some fer
  5. My first several blades were swords, and what a mistake that was. It took me a wasted year to truly understand what a monumental challenge a sword truly was, at which point I focused on knives. I would forge a sword once or twice a year because of adamant customers, but they were unrefined and crude. This will be my first real sword, confident enough to attempt it only because of my recent success with 3D printed cast bronze components. Luckily the customer was eager to embrace the technology/technique, and we had a great time coming up with the perfect gift for her husband. A tiger t
  6. I've been talking to some of you about a skinning knife I'll be making with a checkered handle. It's part of a set themed around some of the great American explorers. The first knife in the set, "The Clark," is a pretty straight forward drop-point hunter. Here's the WIP.... and the obligatory injury photo. More to come tomorrow.
  7. Damask blade (bought) with silver birch handle with silver spacers and white wulcan. Design Sketches: Rough Shapes: First Sanding pass: In the glue station: Nearly finished sanding: Test oiled: Test Oiled and spacers filed down Test oiled: Wanted the pattern to be more prominent so colored the handle: Wanted the pattern to be more prominent so colored the handle, closeup: Wanted the pattern to be more prominent so colored the handle, closeup: Final sanding done, silver polished and first coat of oil added:
  8. I began collecting knives two or so years ago. Right from the outset I wanted to make my own knives at some point. This summer I took a basic blacksmithing course. After a couple months of acquiring tools, and fooling around I almost have a knife like object finished. Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of it during the early stages. These picture were taken after forging in the basic bevels, and a fair bit of grinding. It was forged from a bar of 1084 that was 1.25" x 3/16". The current width is somewhere in the area of about an inch. As you can see it is
  9. I have made stock removal knives off and on for some time under the guise of MCK. Since I was a child I have wanted to smith and now that the bride, tribe, and I have bought a house I now have a place to do it. I have a RR track stood up in a 5 gallon pail on concrete as my anvil and a rim I found in my woods as a forge. The blower is a hair dryer and it is wood fired. I also got a anvil on loan from a family member that also does a little smithing and knife making but I haven't got a stump for it yet. I have made various hooks and a RR spike knife in the forge but tonight I h
  10. I've spend a few hours working on this Mini Uruk Hai scimiter. I'm a huge fan of Lord of the Rings so I thought "why not make a nice little piece?" Now I do know that the knife is rough, but its still a WIP. But I have a question for any LOTR fans, should the spike on the back be shorter?
  11. 126 layer twist with nickel silver and red micarta. Blade mat'l is 15N20 and pallet strapping. It heat treated well and seems nice and hard......we'll see about that after I give it a bunch of abuse! As you can tell the handle has not been glued or finished. I will post again when it's finished!
  12. Hi this is my second try at pattern welding. Last summer when I made my first attempt the billet was too big so I cut it in half and stuck the other half in my pile of scrap. Well last week I dug it out and forged this. It is etched in vinegar wich I am not entirely happy with so I will probobaly sand it down and redo it in ferric. If all goes well I will get it finished next weekend. Thanks for looking, -Justin
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