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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
Hello, The zombie apocalypse is real popular. I had an idea for a katana that I think would be perfect. I know that the inner section (sorry forget the more technical term) is generally made to be softer so that it will absorb shock better, while the edge is diamond hard. So what if the softer steel were to be replaced with a strong titanium. I figure that i would have to fold the steel and titanium separately (I'm assuming that folding titanium will make it stronger) then I can shape them and finally forge weld the edge to the body. I have 0 experience and less than a year with steel so an