Small damascus blade, just out of heat treatment
ElementFe is my trade name for the Guemes Island blacksmith shop; designing, forging, and building handcrafted forged steel and iron furniture, gates, railings, candlesticks, spoons, kitchenware and all manner of repair and fabrication.
Monday, December 12, 2011
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This is an experiment A) to try rivet spinning, B) to try a new oxidized finish, C) trying ways to make grip on a handle without hiding the steel (for the ones made from layered steel)
It's pretty butch. It's beyond butch.
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
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Monday, September 05, 2011
Prototype for knives for my son's unit in the First Infantry.
Steel is circular sawmill blade, tests as med/hi carbon, .15 thick.
Cocobolo handle- way too nice for a prototype, but I'll be carrying this one.
Production knife will be 440c bead blasted stainless, with choice of Purpleheart or synthetic (micarta) grip.
Also available in D2 or CPM 154- I recommend 440c because of the difficulty of sharpening "super steels" in the field.