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Main Discussion Area => At the Forge => Topic started by: KHalverson on April 07, 2018, 09:37:17 am

Title: blacksmith style/viking neck knife
Post by: KHalverson on April 07, 2018, 09:37:17 am
forged from Nicholson file.
2 inch blade 4 3/8 overall.
tomorrow we find out if it survives quench.
(http://i.imgur.com/2AypVCv.jpg) (https://imgur.com/2AypVCv)

(http://i.imgur.com/jmxnvUd.jpg) (https://imgur.com/jmxnvUd)
Title: Re: blacksmith style/viking neck knife
Post by: bubby on April 07, 2018, 10:55:27 am
Are you quenching in canola oil ? I've had some files not get as hard as I wanted so I have been doing a 2 sec warm water quench and then into the oil to finish. I only do this on the ones that don't get as hard as I wanted
Title: Re: blacksmith style/viking neck knife
Post by: burchett.donald on April 07, 2018, 12:21:29 pm
  Looks awesome Kevin...
                                        Don
Title: Re: blacksmith style/viking neck knife
Post by: KHalverson on April 07, 2018, 03:38:22 pm
Are you quenching in canola oil ? I've had some files not get as hard as I wanted so I have been doing a 2 sec warm water quench and then into the oil to finish. I only do this on the ones that don't get as hard as I wanted

no.
I quench in goop that is outlined in Wayne Goddards $50 knife shop.
its a mixture of lard/bacon grease- automatic transmission fluid- paraffin wax.
I warm it up to about 120 degrees.
Title: Re: blacksmith style/viking neck knife
Post by: bubby on April 07, 2018, 05:50:51 pm
Okay, I have read his book, good to know what you use
Title: Re: blacksmith style/viking neck knife
Post by: KHalverson on April 08, 2018, 02:18:06 pm
finished.
clay coated and etched to expose hamon.
(http://i.imgur.com/ThCEjk1.jpg) (https://imgur.com/ThCEjk1)
Title: Re: blacksmith style/viking neck knife
Post by: GlisGlis on April 09, 2018, 06:28:32 am
when I saw the second picture I thought it was a beautiful knife and that your initials where a little too modern.
now that you filed and aged them it's wonderful

could you also explain to this ignorant what "clay coated and etched" means please?
Title: Re: blacksmith style/viking neck knife
Post by: KHalverson on April 09, 2018, 03:40:55 pm
when I saw the second picture I thought it was a beautiful knife and that your initials where a little too modern.
now that you filed and aged them it's wonderful

could you also explain to this ignorant what "clay coated and etched" means please?
the spine of the blade or what ever I don't want to get hard gets a coat of refractory cement(clay)
etching in ferric acid or  vinagar  exposed this hard  steel.
some very interesting patterns can be created and exposed using this technique.
Title: Re: blacksmith style/viking neck knife
Post by: GlisGlis on April 09, 2018, 11:00:02 pm
ohh I see
thankyou
Title: Re: blacksmith style/viking neck knife
Post by: Stoner on April 10, 2018, 01:54:08 am
Great craftsmanship as always . John
Title: Re: blacksmith style/viking neck knife
Post by: Pappy on April 15, 2018, 04:14:31 pm
Got to love that, very nice job. :)
 Pappy
Title: Re: blacksmith style/viking neck knife
Post by: bjrogg on April 17, 2018, 03:09:59 am
 Very nice Kevin.
Bjrogg
Title: Re: blacksmith style/viking neck knife
Post by: DC on April 17, 2018, 08:41:12 am
That's very nice work Kevin but I'm having a hard time imagining carving something with it. I can feel the blisters growing. Were these knives used for a specific purpose that didn't involve long use like maybe cutting a string once in a while?
Title: Re: blacksmith style/viking neck knife
Post by: mullet on April 17, 2018, 09:24:18 am
Kevin, where does one buy the refractory cement?
Title: Re: blacksmith style/viking neck knife
Post by: osage outlaw on April 17, 2018, 10:26:56 am
That turned out great.  I plan on doing some forge work after the Classic. 
Title: Re: blacksmith style/viking neck knife
Post by: KHalverson on April 17, 2018, 12:02:16 pm
That's very nice work Kevin but I'm having a hard time imagining carving something with it. I can feel the blisters growing. Were these knives used for a specific purpose that didn't involve long use like maybe cutting a string once in a while?
actually the slightly larger version is quite comfortable to use.
I know that they were used as eating utinsils and have been excavated in Viking graves but other than that I couldn't comment on how much and for what else they were used for.
Title: Re: blacksmith style/viking neck knife
Post by: DC on April 17, 2018, 12:47:48 pm
Thanks
Title: Re: blacksmith style/viking neck knife
Post by: JEB on April 18, 2018, 04:53:32 am
Outstanding work Kevin.
Title: Re: blacksmith style/viking neck knife
Post by: bubby on April 18, 2018, 10:05:26 am
That's very nice work Kevin but I'm having a hard time imagining carving something with it. I can feel the blisters growing. Were these knives used for a specific purpose that didn't involve long use like maybe cutting a string once in a while?

They are actually pretty comfy, and if it is truly sharp, tthe blade does all the work. They we're more of a utility knife though
Title: Re: blacksmith style/viking neck knife
Post by: DC on April 18, 2018, 11:24:25 am
I'll believe you guys, I've never used one :D