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This blade is made from motorbike chain hand forged on to a leaf spring core. I have experimented a few times with chain Damascus but this is the cleanest weld yet, not perfect but it has character. Very hard to eliminate all the voids in the chain beating it by hand...even though i spent probably half a day hammering away on it.... I will make a press one day.

I had a smaller knife in mind when i started out but wanted to maximize the lump of rough forged "Damascus" I ended up with so it determined the size & shape of the final blank.

The blade is 7.5 inches and handle  approx 4.5 so overall something like a 12" Knife.

Handle is Scottish red stag and the bolster/ pommel are stacked brass & copper soldered together.

 

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Wow!!!!!! OUTSTANDING!!!

That's one of the best looking chain Damascus I've ever seen!!!

Sure that with a press you could archive an even more crisp result, but every time you will hold this knife, you will remember the hours and hours of pounding the steel.

Congratulations to this masterpiece!

Regards

Nicolas

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23 hours ago, jok said:

Nice one pal. How do you get a sustainable edge on it. Oh, and by the way, it’s got a major flaw. It’s not mine. Jok.

The chain is various high carbon steels and the core is high carbon leaf spring. I heat treated and tempered it as per 1095 carbon steel so expecting it to take & hold an edge alright...will let you know once i sharpen and give it a good test.

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19 hours ago, spsurfer said:

Wow!!!!!! OUTSTANDING!!!

That's one of the best looking chain Damascus I've ever seen!!!

Sure that with a press you could archive an even more crisp result, but every time you will hold this knife, you will remember the hours and hours of pounding the steel.

Congratulations to this masterpiece!

Regards

Nicolas

Thanks Nicolas, i am pretty happy with the result. It has been a fun project.

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