Friday, December 26, 2008

First forged blade!

Well, first blade since I knew anything about knifemaking.

Yesterday I went over to Tom Upton's shop and he helped me to forge out this blade. I am pretty happy with the efforts. Even though I did allow Tom to try and straighten the blade and after drawing out the tang for a minute or two he offered to draw out the tang on his power hammer and I accepted. Now the question is will I be able to make a reasonably cool knife out of what I have here. I hope so, but I will have to learn a few new skill sets to pull it off.

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