Wednesday, July 19, 2017

First Cable Knife



This is my first attempt at forging cable. The cable started at 1 1/4", blade is 5 1/2", overall length is 9 3/4", the spine is 1/8" tapering both to the point and through the tang. The handle is elk antler secured with pins that are a combination of copper and brass. Sheath is my usual 8 oz. veg. tanned cow hide.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Small Hunting Knife



This knife measures 6 5/8" in overall length and has a 3/32" thick straight tapered blade forged from 1095. The handle is ebony with 1/16" brass pins. The "guard" area has been peened over for a nice comfortable feel.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Mama's New Kitchen Knife

This one is for my mom's birthday. Forged 1095 piece is 12.5" overall with an 8 1/4" blade, has a pewter bolster, octagonal curly maple handle with 1/16" steel pins. The thin blade slices hot bread with ease.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Damascus Hunter





I took the previously posted 10 layer billet and made it a 20. The blade is 4" and the overall length is 8.5". The handle is ebony with steel pins, same damascus for the guard and pommel, and the sheath is vegetable tanned cow hide.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Damascus in the Works



Started with 5 layers(pic1), forge welded and drawn out. Cut this in half(pic2), forge welded, drawn out, and twisted. Pic3 is its current state(10 layer) with a quick etch. I'm thinking cut/weld/twist one more time before forging it to a blade. This would make it a 20 layer. Currently 4 hours into this with coal forge and no power hammer, but so far so good on the welds.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Multi Layer/Pattern Welded Knife



This is my first successful multi layer blade. I started with about 1"x1/8"x4" pieces of wrought iron/15n20/1084/15n20/ wrought iron. The knife has a 7 1/2" blade, is almost 11 3/4" overall, and is an 1/8"- at the spine. No power hammer or fancy belt grinder yet, so this was a lot of hammering, filing, and sanding. Sheath was made with vegetable tanned cow hide and waxed linen thread, wet formed and dyed dark.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Chef's Knife




Forged 8" 1095 high carbon steel blade is 0.090 thick at the spine with a flat taper to its edge. The handle consists of curly maple, brass corby bolts, and a pewter bolster.