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Offline KHalverson

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blacksmith style/viking neck knife
« 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.



Offline bubby

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Re: blacksmith style/viking neck knife
« Reply #1 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
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Offline burchett.donald

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Re: blacksmith style/viking neck knife
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2018, 12:21:29 pm »
  Looks awesome Kevin...
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Offline KHalverson

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Re: blacksmith style/viking neck knife
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: blacksmith style/viking neck knife
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2018, 05:50:51 pm »
Okay, I have read his book, good to know what you use
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Offline KHalverson

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Re: blacksmith style/viking neck knife
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2018, 02:18:06 pm »
finished.
clay coated and etched to expose hamon.

Offline GlisGlis

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Re: blacksmith style/viking neck knife
« Reply #6 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?

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Re: blacksmith style/viking neck knife
« Reply #7 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.

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Re: blacksmith style/viking neck knife
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2018, 11:00:02 pm »
ohh I see
thankyou

Offline Stoner

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Re: blacksmith style/viking neck knife
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2018, 01:54:08 am »
Great craftsmanship as always . John

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Re: blacksmith style/viking neck knife
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2018, 04:14:31 pm »
Got to love that, very nice job. :)
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Re: blacksmith style/viking neck knife
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2018, 03:09:59 am »
 Very nice Kevin.
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Re: blacksmith style/viking neck knife
« Reply #12 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?
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Re: blacksmith style/viking neck knife
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2018, 09:24:18 am »
Kevin, where does one buy the refractory cement?
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Re: blacksmith style/viking neck knife
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2018, 10:26:56 am »
That turned out great.  I plan on doing some forge work after the Classic. 
I started out with nothin' and I still got most of it left