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Benjy
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I am really happy with this, lots of hammering! I made this on my homemade brake rotor forge using charcoal, anvil and hammer.
It started as 5 layers. 1084,15N20,5160,15N20,1084 I was so caught up in the forging that I can't remember if I folded it 3 or 4 times. [knothead]

Anyway, the handle is my stabilized walnut with buffalo horn bolsters and mosaic pins.



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Cyclic-Rivers
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Beauty!

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bjansen
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Excellent! Great job.
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madness522
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Nice job! Making Damascus by hand is not for the faint of heart!

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KSCATTRAPR
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Pretty neat, great job!
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TrackerNy
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Real nice work!
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Sockrsblur
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That’s beautiful Benjy!
Any chance we could see a few photos of your homemade forge? That would be interesting to me [Smile]

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Benjy
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I have another brake rotor that fits inside of this one that is deeper that I used to get enough heat to get to welding temperature. I am a beginner at this so I am open to all ideas and opinions!

The blower is an oven exhaust fan, I bought a variable speed switch to adjust the air flow.

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Benjy
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quote:
Originally posted by madness522:
Nice job! Making Damascus by hand is not for the faint of heart!

You have that right! I spent about 10 hours and 4 bags of charcoal on this one blade! It was worth it in the end!

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Very nice!
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Benjy,
Very nice! You could almost buy a forge for the time you have into that blade [Smile]

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just_a_hunter
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I think it turned out very nice!

Todd

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You'll notice the "luckiest" elk hunters have worn out boots.

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