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.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Bowie progress

Bevels set, working on handle attachment. Blade is just over nine inches


Got an order for a large bowie-here it is forged, profiled, and rough ground.
Finished blade length will be just over 9".
O-1 tool steel, spine is around .21" thick, blade width about 1 1/2"

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Studded K-Pod

440c stainless, spun copper studs
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.

foot rail brackets

foot rail brackets

Wrought brackets for a local bistro

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Just out of heat treat. 440c 1/8", 3" blade. Handle will have a serious of studs for grip, in the drilled holes

Monday, November 07, 2011

K-pod model, damascus

1084/15n20   3" blade, 1/8" thick. Outline is ground, ready for bevels and handle work

Thursday, November 03, 2011