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Damascus forging hammer

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Totally original idea that I came up with by myself with no inspiration from anything else on this subforum. This is made from chainsaw chain, how many? Couldn't tell you, but this is made out of 4 stacks forge welded together, cut apart, and then forge welded back together to make it a bit thicker. The face is about an 1" square while the peen is roughly 1/2", the head weighs a little over 1lb.


Needless to say, this was a lot of work, especially by hand.






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On 3/25/2017 at 7:12 AM, Bearded Guy said:

I like the pattern in it. Could be a nice little finishing hammer or leather working hammer. I havent tried chainsaw chains yet, even though i got a pile of em. 

Did you do it in a canister, or just tack welded together then formed the billet?

I wrapped them up with galvinized electric fence wire, fluxed it really heavily, and then went at it. The chains I used are Stihl, I don't know what they're made of, but I suspect that some of the pins or links have a lot of nickel in it. They weld extremely easily, so you shouldn't have a problem.


Just make sure you start with enough material because this stuff works down into almost nothing.

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