Metal and Me

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aydee
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Metal and Me

Postby aydee » Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:43 am UTC

And I'm not talking the music kind.

Put a pen in my hand and I can do some very realistic scribbling.

However, give me a hammer, a nice forge and some lengths of steel and I start having fun.

I specialise in blade-smithing.

So.. I'll try and dig up some photos, but here's the first one I dug up.
My Purple-heart cyprus handled 'herb chopper'. Steep curve to allow a rocking motion. Handle slightly recessed so you don't have to mash your fingers to use the full travel of the curve of the blade.

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The below knife is pre-finished. It started life as a carving knife. In the end it became the cake knife for my wedding (I'm aware the point curves the 'wrong way' to be a cake knife and the like. However, wife loved the knife so much she wanted to cut the cake with it). It has since had an ironbark + mahogany handle. (With brass shims) Will try to find further photos.
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If people have any questions, shoot. I'm happy to answer any questions. I'm aware that blacksmithing and bladesmithing is an area that not a lot of people have experience in but may be curious about.

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Re: Metal and Me

Postby Cloud Walker » Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:57 am UTC

I really love the herb chopper.

Smithing is probably a good skill to have for the zombie apocalypse, too.
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