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  1. Lavender horse bowie and autumn kitchen knife Waterjet and then forged 5160 spring steel with integral guard. Autumn leaves and lavender cast into the handle window. Also part of the series is a ram and boar's head, so keep an eye out for those coming up soon Let me know what yall think, Theo
  2. This is a blade that's been in the work for months, finally I am happy to be able to show it off! This concept came to me quite some time ago, and it took me winning Forged In Fire to finally scrounge up to the funds to move forward on. The handle and general blade shape was waterjet cut from 1/2" thick 5160 spring steel, then forged to shape from there. Had to get inventive with some stuff - sanding the twisted areas was a nightmare - ended up leaving bits of forge finish some places because I wanted to allude to it's forged nature. I gently hot blued the handle to protect all the nooks n crannies. Overall I am very happy with this knife; it's sharp as the dickens and light in the hand. Let me know what yall think, Theo
  3. This has been a prototype I've been developing for a while and am happy to finally show off! Waterjet cut then forged 5160 blade with integral guard. Handle window contains dried autumn leaves suspended in alumilite. Next I'll be working on different versions of this with various blade styles and handle materials ranging from crushed egg shells to solid cocobolo to antler. Leme know what yall think!
  4. This blade was forged from a large Nicholson file, so it is quality W1 high carbon steel. Handle is a stacked twisted mosaic wood of purpleheart, reclaimed teak, and reclaimed walnut. Bolster is cast mica powder and G-Flex epoxy. I had a lot of fun with this guy, it's a little all over the place, but I like how busy it is.
  5. I've been having a lot of fun with this material, it's great for forging all sortsa wacky integrals and then not have to spend hours getting the scales to fit. My favorite comment yet is that the material looks like someone vomited back up osso bucco and noodles on the handle... I'm still giggling
  6. Just finished up this puppy. I had a lot of fun forging this blade; W2 high carbon steel blade with integral guard. Handle is my own cast Impregg handle material (sanitized crushed egg shell, mica powder, and G-Flex epoxy) and ebony. The Impregg material is translucent in the thinner areas around the guard. The hamon came out almost exactly as intended - a little closer to the edge in spots but still very serviceable. Comments and critique encouraged! Theo
  7. So I am experimenting with this new handle material I made up that I call Impregg. It's sanitized and crushed egg shell, mica powder, and G-Flex epoxy. It's got some really neat depth to it, you can see through the gaps between shells to the swirls of mica powder inside. The tang is left rough and the material is "cast" directly onto it. I feel it will work really well for my integrals especially.Please let me know what you think, I plan on using it in a little upcoming series.Hand forged S7 high carbon steel camp knife with integral guard. Impregg handle and wenge insert. This knife features a forged thumb rest that gives you wonderful control over the blade for most tasks.Hand forged W2 high carbon steel camp knife with integral finger rest. Impregg handle and 3D printed cast bronze medallion with my logo incorporated.
  8. I've been working on another blade inspired by the katzbalger style sword... and honestly can't figure out if I like it. I think I want the whole guard to be broader, which would mean I need to untangle and untwist then draw out. I rather like the perfect squareness of the guard material though (I cheated and did the cuts with and angle grinder), and don't trust myself to perfectly squarely draw out the guard. Then I started doodling some other neat ideas I like a bit more, but only work if I draw out... but is it worth it? Maybe I set this guy aside and experiment. In retrospect I should have played with this design in mild steel first before cutting up a bar of S7
  9. This piece has a lot of firsts for me. I tried casting the pommel directly on to the base of the tang, and it worked wonderfully. The 3D printed medallions are an adaptation of the handle wrapped design I made a while ago. Nicholson file edge/core material with ancient wrought iron shell and pure nickle shims. Cyprian olive wood, synthetic counter material, and copper pin. I had never used the counter material before, and it ended up complimenting the other materials really well... although they are misaligned. The Nicholson file had a lot of great texture that showed up after acid etching. Plunge lines are a little fudged up. Here's a little video about the piece: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHwpEWB-a1Y&feature=youtu.be Comments and critique always appreciated.
  10. 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
  11. GASP! A knife with no 3D printed components; what's wrong with me? Forged this guy lil over a year ago, just got around to putting some finishing elbow grease on it. The hamon came out something funky - not bad but not visually appealing to me - so went with a more satin finish. The scales are cocobolo, which in hindsight should have been pinned, although since it's an integral they would still be hard to get off. Comments and critique always appreciated, Theo
  12. Hey guys this is my first post so i'd like to introduce myself.My name is Zach and I've been forging for about two years now ,mostly knives and a few fire pokers and leaves and stuff. Its snowing right now and being a little sick but also itching to forge something but not wanting to spend a few hours out in the cold (my forge is outside) i went looking around in my tools and i found a knife i had made a some time back and thought to myself "i can make this look better and put it on IFI and hopefully the guys there wont make fun of me " :lol: (you can make fun of me if you want I'll take it like a man and never speak to you again ;) ) so here it is. When i found it it was curved like a banana and dull as a carrot the only thing i didn't change was the handle it's forged from 1/2" rebar bar (this was some time ago) no finish because I'm lazy and didn't want to waste my time on rebar it's razor sharp which is surprising since i only sharpened it with the fine wheel on my bench grinder, I also put a little false edge on the top for effect ;) seems like a sturdy knife and i actually kind of like it in it's crude way :P i might just make a sheath for it and attach it my hiking pack or something. sorry for the crappy pics