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  1. Hi, New to this forum and new to blacksmithing, Nice site appreciate the work you did and do. If I may ask a question - Is there something like borax that can wash out the gunk from say cable rope in the same way like borax. Did use sand, clay and also WD40 but my understanding so far is that they exclude air only not clean out the impurities. On my third forge weld attempt had great success with WD40 as a flux. Here is a pic. BTW are those decarb lines or delamination cracks. Would help me a lot to know. Thanks again, David.
  2. trial etch on the cable knife. I also used it to chop a 2x4, and got a slight delamination on the blade edge that you can JUST see with the single exception, I thought this turned out pretty good it was actually supposed to be a leaf bladed dagger, but the steel wanted to be a bowie, so that's where I went with this WIN_20170529_21_46_55_Pro.mp4
  3. My first forge welding experiment: a small blade. Metal salvaged from discarded hank of ancient wire cable from the local lake. Spark tested well, and seems to hold a good edge!

    © Merrick_Hard 2016

  4. Jws gave me a peice of cable when me and Marcy went to visit. The cable got a bit drawn out while I was welding it so I ended up welding the whole thing and forging a tang. Heated a bit over non magnetic and quenched in brine then tempered at 340. Ground on a disk sander up to 220 then etched in ferric chloride for 30 mins. Handle is zebrawood.