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My First Damascus Blade

Discussion in 'Design' started by Tom Stegner, Sep 19, 2019.

  1. Tom Stegner

    Tom Stegner New Member

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    I am pleased to say that my first damascus attempt actually worked! Been trying to figure out how to post pictures on this site but so far no luck, so, I put the knife in my avatar pic for you to see. Any feedback would be appreciated so please, feel free to critic it if you can see such a small pic. First of all...I have no power hammer or hydraulic press, just an arm, hammer and anvil. I used 1045 and 15N20, cut pieces to 3 inches in length and made 2 billets both consisting of 7 layers. My stock is 1.5" wide so it made a stack about 3/4" thick. I folded the pieces 3 times each for a total of 56 layers per billet and then combined the 2 billets for 112 layer knife. I think it went well so I am now going to try a 3 billet blade thats a bit bigger.
     
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  2. Magnus

    Magnus New Member

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    Congratulations! Finishing a hand-forged damascus knife is no small feat.

    I would certainly like to see a larger photo, what I can see looks pretty good.
     
  3. Tom Stegner

    Tom Stegner New Member

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    Thx man, I will see about getting a pic linked.
     
  4. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    Cool man. I'm still trying to figure out stock removal myself : )
     
  5. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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    Did the pic get removed? Love to see it!
     
  6. Tom Stegner

    Tom Stegner New Member

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    I'm afraid the only pic I have for it here on this site is the avatar for me. That is the pic of it. I don't know how else to do it.
     
  7. Tom Stegner

    Tom Stegner New Member

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  8. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Cool!
     

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