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Massive picture post: whole lotta forged blades

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It's been a very busy last several months, and while I have produced a good number of blades, I haven't been as active online to post them.  So here's most of them from recent months.  :D

Everything is 80CrV2 steel, with various combinations of paracord and hemp wrapped handles, and Boltaron sheaths except for the two retina-searing colors, which are Kydex.

In vague order from November to February:

This chopper was forged very close to the final shape.  Minimal stock removal on the bevels.



A rare foldover sheath:



My eyes!



Not the same tan tanto as above.









A very rare kiridashi.



O tanto with a 13 1/2" blade and wakizashi with a 15 3/4" blade.  The waki was a commission from a Green Beret.



This 9" recurve was finished just in time to be a Christmas gift.







Did a number of ginuntings, have more in the future.






My eyes!









Hey, look, a midtech Little Rok with CNC machined bevels!  Slowly making progress.  :D



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Love the way you finish those handle wraps!

If I can ask, what are you tempering the larger 80crv blades at and do you use the same time/temp for the smaller blades?

Thanks for sharing, great work!!

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That's a wild street of blades ....distinctive in style and aggression....nice!:ph34r:

the CNC-bevels look quite good.... how much is left on the edge?

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Thank y'all!

Thad - On smaller blades I temper at 425 Fahrenheit, on larger ones, 450.  I have a whole HT schedule from Ed Braun I'll send anyone interested if they'll send me an e-mail at helmforge at gmail with the subject line "80CrV2 HT".

Templehound - The milled bevels are a smidge thicker than I'd like, but we're going to be adding a smoothing pass that'll shave it down a bit thinner.  I want to heat treat at the point that they're ready to be sharpened.  These were done with a 5 degree tapered end mill, but future ones will have a 3 degree mill, so the bevel will come higher up the blade and be thinner.  We broke our 3 degree end mill on the second pass due to a mistake on our part and swapped to the 5 degree to finish out testing our proof-of-concept.



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