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Zachary

My latest pattern welded attempt

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I was trying for a feather pattern but it didn’t quite work out like I was hoping. The handle is zebra wood and a homemade sheath. Steel is 15N20 and 1084. I’m pretty happy with it although there’s plenty of room for improvement. 

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Ooh, NICE pattern I LIKE it! So call it a "ruffled feather" pattern and tell folk how long it took to perfect. Remember, BlackSmith and Bull Shooter are abbreviated exactly the same way for good reason. ;)

Frosty The Lucky.

 

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Hello:

Well I for one don't see a problem with the pattern at all...but then again..what do I know anyway?? I am just and old man working in his front yard...I don't see any bad welds or inclusions so...you done a really decent job on the steel..

FAB

JPH

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JPH thank you sir. The only problem is it didn't turn out like expected but then I kinda expected that!

 

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I'd call that a win.  What did you use to make the center cut?

The only nit-pick I'd throw out is that the handle doesn't quite live up to the steel.

Great looking piece of work none the less.

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15 hours ago, Zachary said:

The only problem is it didn't turn out like expected but then I kinda expected that!

Then it DID turn out as expected!

Frosty The Lucky.

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I used a handled hot cut to cut. That’s the only wood I have that was big enough to do the handle. I’m trying to find some more nicer wood. Frosty I try to manage my expectations!

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Very nice work. I absolutely think the feather pattern turned out wonderfully, but I can certainly relate to that feeling when something doesn’t necessarily match the picture that was in your head beforehand. 

I think the zebrawood is fantastic. I used to use it occasionally when building fretboards for electric basses and guitars. There’s a bit of a glare on the handle in most of the pics which detracts from what I’m sure is a much deeper and bolder grain display and contrast. 

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