Jump to content
I Forge Iron

Pattern-Welded Boot Knife


Recommended Posts

In early August, I took a pattern-welded steel class with James Viste at Peter's Valley. I made this knife, shaped these two "coins," and left with another billet that (should) work.

Metals were jackhammer bits, mill saw blades, and mild steel. Random pattern, 96 layers, differential heat treatment for the blade with an oxyacetylene torch and canola oil.

Sanded to 1200 grit by hand and soaked in home-made ferric chloride for 30 minutes. Lightly sanded again with 1000 grit sandpaper.


Haven't decided on a handle yet; wanted to see how the pattern turned out before committing to a material. Debating between clear epoxy, finding some wood without breaking the bank, or just some grey paracord as a temporary fix so I can at least use it.

I've included some WIP shots as well for your enjoyment.

As always, I'd appreciate any input!









Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...