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Been dark for a while and I missed the forum have been busy in the meantime though! So this is the second full blade i have completed, figured id share it and see if i can get some constructive criticism. I will suspend 'if you dont have anything nice, dont say anything at all' for this purpose, im already pretty keenly aware of most of the flaws. I was more concerned with actually completing the project and the larger skill concepts, less so with spending hours and hours sanding. The blade was forged during a California Blacksmith Association anual class/event/sub-conference called W
I have been getting a bit done on my kukri made from concrete breaker bit and large bandsaw blade so it should be S7 and L6 or maganese steel with should go grey when etched and nickle which should go silver when etched. As with and used steel you dont know what it really is but so far is true to adveratising, this was etched in boiling white vinegar. Its not heat treated yet so hope it doesnt crack. This is my first pattern welded blade though I have done several cable damascus blades.
Suprisingly well balanced, this miniature Kukri is a birthday gift for a friend. The finish was mainly left so dirty to make it noticeably hand forged, since the friend in question is a scout and has many knives, making a unique design much more exciting. I'm going to make a matching leather sheath, pics when completed. I left the blade unsharpened because of my friend's preference of blade geometry for sharpening being a bit odd. But we're here for pictures! The knife is pretty small, about 4" of blade and the same in the grip. Quite well balanced with the bulged t