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For all of you amateur knifemakers

#1 Post by stretch » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:41 am

This video is a little bit dated, (VHS?), but the subject matter is fascinating.

Think Damascus steel, hammer forging, and color case hardening.

I once saw a Katana at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Breathtaking.

Enjoy!

url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxwWf-MfZVk[/url

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Re: For all of you amateur knifemakers

#2 Post by Grizz » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:25 am

thanks so much!

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#3 Post by Griff » Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:51 am

Image Very enjoyable.
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#4 Post by Pitchy » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:11 pm

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#5 Post by Pete44ru » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:48 pm

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What struck me was the way a draw knife was used on the sides of the blade to smooth the surface of the steel there, and how the Hamon was formed.

I thought the video very interesting, if not intriguing - Thanks for posting it ! :)

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#6 Post by Paladin » Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:19 pm

Pete44ru wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:48 pm
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I thought the video very interesting, if not intriguing - Thanks for posting it ! :)

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#7 Post by stretch » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:04 pm

What struck me was the way a draw knife was used on the sides of the blade to smooth the surface of the steel there, and how the Hamon was formed
I thought that draw knife was wicked cool as well! 8) 8) ("wicked" is a Maine thing - analogous to, "the finest kind.") :lol:
Imagine the steel THAT has to be made of to hold up to that kind of treatment. I wouldn't wonder if the swordmaker made that, too.
Ya can't exactly buy one like that at the local hardware store, eh?

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#8 Post by Grizz » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:39 am

stretch wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:04 pm
What struck me was the way a draw knife was used on the sides of the blade to smooth the surface of the steel there, and how the Hamon was formed
I thought that draw knife was wicked cool as well! 8) 8) ("wicked" is a Maine thing - analogous to, "the finest kind.") :lol:
Imagine the steel THAT has to be made of to hold up to that kind of treatment. I wouldn't wonder if the swordmaker made that, too.
Ya can't exactly buy one like that at the local hardware store, eh?

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it is very cool. think of the scraper as a file with only one 'tooth'. it only has to be harder than the steel it's working on to work. I think the benefit might be that it might be easier to level a surface with the scraper, that is, reduce the high spots the way a machinist makes a steel plate, or lathe bed, flat with a scraper.

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#9 Post by piller » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:38 pm

I enjoyed that immensely. I also enjoy watching Forged In Fire. Making cutting implements that are also beautiful is both a skill and an art. We may not need the forging process to be done by hand anymore, but it is nice to see the old technology kept alive.
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