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Knife Makers' Belt Buckle


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I'm making punches of different shapes and pushing them into the die plate. So this one took a left hand and right hand knife, due to the curve and an anvil. The plate is larger than the buckles so where the hot bronze gets placed changes the buckle some.

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Really nice Randy but I'm sure glad you told us what the affiliation is or it'd taken me a millisecond or two to figure it out. <grin>

Have you finished with liver of sulfur? You can develop finishes on copper alloys from dark straw to black depending on temperature and time exposure and it's a durable patina.

Frosty The Lucky.

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This is architectural bronze, alloy 385. I have to hand hammer it first to get it closer to shape as what I have isn't close to the size I need and then I heat it again for the press. It works real well in both situations.

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