Friday, July 29, 2005

Knives by the pound.......

Furhand over at Irons in the fire has a fascinating series underway on forging.

When I saw the title, I was going to have him run off a few twenties and fifties for me, but it turns out it's not THAT kind of forging at all (sigh....)

Even though Freehand picks on me mercilessly, (one dang typo in one comment, and he's all over me!!) I'm still going to mention his post, as it's really interesting reading. Forehand goes into some detail describing the forging process to make a knife.

Here's Part one, and here's Part two.

Firehound does know what he's talking about (mostly!) ........

2 Comments:

At Tuesday, August 02, 2005 7:19:00 PM, Blogger Firehand said...

And I shall most graciously advise you to bite me.

And I've heard it before; my ex-wife used to delight in introducing me as 'her husband the forger'.

 
At Sunday, March 11, 2007 4:58:00 PM, Blogger jrfoleyjr said...

Heh heh heh... my wife has never done that to me.

I also make knives but am not as skilled at it. I own a Mankel 2 burner propane fired forge that I bought from Ken Mankel and have an old Square Wheel grinder. I am still learning a lot but am making my hunting knives in the Scagel pattern but using hard woods in place of stag horn handles.

 

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