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This is the latest from my lad. A very fine 240+ layer Damascus kitchen knife.

 

He hand forged the Damascus from layered industrial band-saw blade and circular saw blade. He spent most of the day forge welding the blade all on the anvil with a hammer. Drawing it out, cutting & re-stacking then drawing out again. Used the waste oil forge and ran about 30 liters of waste oil through it....happily it is free fuel.

 

It is a very slicey blade and now has pride of place in our kitchen. 301mm over all and the blade is 178mm x 23mm x 2mm

 

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From hand forging all my own blades with a hammer including Damascus I can appreciate the amount of work that’s gone into that. The shape is not my cup of tea (each to their own) but that is a very nice bit of Steele ... is he sat with his arm in a bucket of ice ......

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Outstanding!

There are professional knife makers with years of experience that won't make such wonderful knives.

Regards

Nicolas

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56 minutes ago, socks said:

From hand forging all my own blades with a hammer including Damascus I can appreciate the amount of work that’s gone into that. The shape is not my cup of tea (each to their own) but that is a very nice bit of Steele ... is he sat with his arm in a bucket of ice ......

Yes he was complaining of a sore elbow! 😄

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49 minutes ago, GruffaloGriff said:

Yes he was complaining of a sore elbow! 😄

Time to make the lad a power hammer 👍👍👍 .....

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