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ABS Performance Test

Journeyman and Master Smith Judging Guidelines

ABS Performance Test

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ABS denied permission to post copyrighted material ABS Performance Test, Journeyman and Master Smith Judging Guidelines, and Master Smith Applicant, the but suggested a link instead. (11-27-07) per Greg Neely, Chairman, American Bladesmith Society, Inc.

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  • 8 months later...

Here's my test.

Photo 3
This is a 6.5" thick dried hemlock log which is super hard stuff.
I chopped through it with this Bowie that I mad a few years back and it could still easily shave hair after.
I have chopped down trees a foot thick with my knives, why not.

Photo 1
Here's another knife and another 6" thick log, this one dried fir.
I chopped a dead dry alder down with the same knife minutes before this.
The knife shaved no problem after cutting both logs.

Photo 2
This is my version of the ABS 90% vise bend.
That 52100 is tough stuff.

Here's the rope cut video. ?action=view&current=Ropecut.flv
It's a free hanging 1.5" thick Manila braid tug boat line, and it's a lot harder to cut through than hemp.




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