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My first forged blade!


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Nice work, Saiga. What was the parent metal used? Known or unknown? Looks like it took a very nice polish, also.

Forge on!

Thanks for the kind words folks! The metal was a piece of 1/2" round bar steel that I had welded together in shop class back in 1990....I was a terrible welder but since it was the only welding that I had done I kept the piece in my shop. It is VERY heavy for its size, but I don't know what it is.:confused: I did press the edge sdieways against a brass bar to see if it would chip or get bent, but it came back to true so I am hoping that I lucked out and got the heat treat right.
I cut that original bar into 3 blanks, so if this one goes well I will keep using it for the next two. I have some Bocote wood, and some Pink Ivory!:D
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