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Long time reader, 1st time poster. I started smithing in August of 2017. Up to that point, I'd never done anything with fire of metal. I've learned a lot by reading the discussions here. I just finished this knife, about 10 months after starting. I like how it turned out, but more than anything, I know it represents how much I have to learn. Thanks for all the help you've given so far, even if you didn't know it. The knife is an 8 inch Kiritsuke. The Damascus I forged from bandsaw and strapping. The layer count is around 126 give or take a few layers of grinding. I was going for a little higher, but stopped here The handle is ebony and Cocobolo with a hidden tang, a copper spacer, and a single square brass pin.
This is my second attempt at a macheax. Like the previous one, it's going to be used (hopefully heavily) by the client. 80CrV2 forged to shape with G10, cocobolo, and copper pins. 19.25" OAL, 5.5" handle, 3/16" thick blade. Surprisingly light in the hand, but I think I'll try and fuller the next one. I've been playing with 45 degree bevels on the handle scales, I rather like the result on a "meatier" blade. I should have moved the guard/flair down a bit, shortening the handle a tad.
Evening gents, Tonight I bring you another wharncliffe in W2. Differentially hardened with APG-36 and Parks 50, you can sorta make out the hamon in the first picture. Black G10 and cocobolo where each layer is the same thickness for a more dynamic reveal. Copper pins... I should have done copper liners too...right? Lemme know what you think
LOVING the new website! Anyways, here's another piece with 3D printed components. There is a sport/outdoor store here in the city that's expressed interest in my work, however most of my blades are too big for their collection, so I forged this guy. 100 year old file forged to shape. 3D printed and cast bronze bolster and buttcap, with cocobolo and brass pins. The finish on the handle could have been cleaner - this is my first real attempt at sharp corners, and could have done better. Comments and critique always appreciated, Theo