keskiviikko 30. marraskuuta 2011

Almost ready. The blade, that is.

Its taken again a small step ahead and still, i like the fact that it done with files, sandpaper, rasps, hammer, etc, with as less electric tools as i can. The holes are made with electric drill yes, sorry :) but other than that, its more handmade to me, than the grinder & cutter made blades. Only thing ill be doing to it is to file the bevels clear, and shape em the way i want. Then to the handle making..

I got pretty good tips, for heat treatments from few blacksmiths that i am proud to know, and my fear of ruining this during quenching etc, was unnecessary. It did not crack or bend, and after ovening it , seems like a good blade indeed. After ovening hours, i sunk the bevel area in icy water and used an gas torch to make the spine more softer than the edge will be.

4 kommenttia:

Abo kirjoitti...

Excellent stuff so far.

American Grouch kirjoitti...

I like the look of that blade. It'll be interesting to see the finished product. I do a lot of butchering and meat processing, looks ideal for that.

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

I can tell that will be quite a chopper, what with the high grind and curved blade. Actually, It'll make a good all-rounder thanks to the fine tip and finger choil.

Nice design. :)

bmatt

Finnman kirjoitti...

Very interesting mix of Lord of the rings fantasy bad guys blades and meat cleaver. I love that!