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Offline KHalverson

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another blacksmith knife
« on: December 26, 2018, 11:48:58 am »
hot out of the forge.
forged from a Nicholson file.
clay oated and quenched in warm canola oil.
hot vinagar etched to show hamon
6.0 overall 2 3/4 blade.
legal everyday carry here in Michigan and thats my plan as soon as i get it in leather.
thanks for looking
Kevin










Offline osage outlaw

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Re: another blacksmith knife
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2018, 11:56:02 am »
That is cool!   I like the hamon.  What kind of clay do you use?
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Offline KHalverson

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Re: another blacksmith knife
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2018, 12:25:30 pm »
That is cool!   I like the hamon.  What kind of clay do you use?


mecos from menards.

most any refractory cement will work.
imperial has been my favorite.



Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: another blacksmith knife
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2018, 12:52:06 pm »
Nice work!
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Offline Pat B

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Re: another blacksmith knife
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2018, 07:23:40 pm »
Nice replacement knife, Kevin.  ;)
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Offline DC

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Re: another blacksmith knife
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2018, 06:32:55 am »
Can you clear something up for me? The hamon shows the difference in hardness, right? Will it tend to lose it's edge quicker where the hamon reaches the edge in those few spots?
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Offline KHalverson

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Re: another blacksmith knife
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2018, 07:23:58 am »
Can you clear something up for me? The hamon shows the difference in hardness, right? Will it tend to lose it's edge quicker where the hamon reaches the edge in those few spots?


correct.
i thought the same thing when i started but havent noticed a significant difference in hardness  till you get a ways above the line.
its still reasonably hard till you get about 1/3 the way up the blade.

you can feel  it when its sanded,

Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: another blacksmith knife
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2018, 07:32:24 am »
Do you put the clay on the edge or the back to fire?  I don't know much about forging yet.  Thanks,
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Offline KHalverson

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Re: another blacksmith knife
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2018, 07:38:07 am »
Do you put the clay on the edge or the back to fire?  I don't know much about forging yet.  Thanks,
Hawkdancer

spine.
the clay stopped 1/8 to 3/16 above where the actual line is.

Offline Stoner

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Re: another blacksmith knife
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2019, 12:06:47 am »
Great craftsmanship as always. One of these days I gotta try my hand at this. John

Offline dylanholderman

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Re: another blacksmith knife
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2019, 04:16:15 am »
Very nice, but is the edge still hard where the Hamon dips down to it?

Offline KHalverson

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Re: another blacksmith knife
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2019, 04:41:32 am »
Very nice, but is the edge still hard where the Hamon dips down to it.


The edge seems to be holding up well.
If I ever get to the point I'm not happy with it I will reheat treat and temper.

Offline dylanholderman

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Re: another blacksmith knife
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2019, 04:46:18 am »
Cool  :OK
I havenít done anything with hamons so I wasnít sure if the hardened steel stops right at the line or if it was a bit past it.

Offline burchett.donald

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« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2019, 06:29:52 am »
 Nice blade Kevin...Like the overall shape of the handle and blade
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Re: another blacksmith knife
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2019, 06:06:03 am »
Really like that blade Kevin. That'll be a very handy knife to use and carry. I'd like to see what you come up with for leather to carry it.
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