Tom Oldsmith

How i forge knife blade

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Great looking stuff, was great seeing the video alot of things I can incorporate on my next forging session.

That hammer your using, you make it yourself? Basically a larger somewhat flatter cross peen correct? Looks great for knife work.

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I finished this knife to do last week.Steel 1095, tempered to 58 HRC, only hand made, not used any grinder to produce the blade. Handle - american walnut and brass. The blade is long on 7 and 1/4 inch. Sheath is double-stitched with five layers of wet profiling skin, with hand embossed acanthus motif. For precision work can put a finger in front of guard. Not sharpened it yet but already cut paper :)

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Beautiful work! I was wondering how you draw filed/finished the convex areas of the blade? Also, have you given any thought to making a video on how you made handle? Thanks.

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I do not have pictures of working with wood. Guard is made the same as this knife on picture.

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I sanding convex area used the wooden block wrapped sandpaper of a width of 1/2 inch.
I cannot explain how I do it. Just take a piece of steel and I formed knife. As I'll take some part of sheet metal I will do a vase or a bracelet or something. Believe me, I don't know how to explain, especially in English. Working with the hammer od chisel comes easier than learning the language :)

If someone is interested I have some pictures on facebook - Tom Oldsmith

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