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Knife Forging by KSchnee Knife Forging by KSchnee
Forged a knife today using a blank low-carbon steel strip, a furnace, a hammer, and a grinder. The left picture shows the steel right after hammering, with a curved handle (top), a single edge, and a pounded-in attempt at a scale pattern. The metal went rusty near-instantly due to the forging process, but the rust was superficial. At right, you can see my final result after a lot of trimming and polishing with a grinder (bottom). The upper, shinier knife there is one that my mother made in the same lesson, with a double edge and a slim straight handle.

Done by taking a lesson at Wrought Iron Arts of Largo, FL. wroughtironarts.wordpress.com/

The anvil at right, by the way, is identified as having been made in London in the early 1600s. It's a bit damaged and no longer rings, due to the top layer having a chunk missing, but that is one durable purchase.
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Drake-Starfire Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018
That is awesome!! :jawdrop:  Fantastic work, dude! ;)
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