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Large wootz shamshir

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here is my latest sword
it is made of wootz crucible steel, 36.5" long, with distal taper
etched in dilute nitric acid to reveal the pattern
1.6% carbon steel

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here is a close up of the hilt
http://www.northshoreforge.com/page2/photos-3/files/page5-1015-full.html
sort of work in progress
http://www.northshoreforge.com/page2/photos-3/index.html

Close ups of the pattern
http://www.northshoreforge.com/page2/photos-3/photos-7/files/page10-1002-full.html

http://www.northshoreforge.com/page2/photos-3/photos-7/index.html

it is a difficult material to work with, and occasionally you are rewarded with a nice pattern

Greg

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Very nice! Craftsmanship at its best.

When making your crucible steel do you mix the carbon and iron to the percentage you want by weight? Like for every 5lbs of iron you would have .05lbs of carbon for a 1% carbon content? Sorry if that's not a question that can be answered as easily as it was asked :) I was just curious.

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thanks for the kind comments

Daniel, i did a tutorial on it long time ago... its on primal fires
http://primalfires.yuku.com/topic/1950/Tutorial-on-making-wootz-crucible-steel

the process has evolved a little but still it should give you a good idea of steel making
- if you have more questions..... fire away ! i can talk all day about steel making

Greg

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Very nice blade some day just maybe i can put a sword next to one of yours and not be kicked out for the trash i brought in .lol
love the look of that steel.

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