I made a little progress on my Village Blacksmith cleaver. This thing started off as a solid ball of rust, with the spine severely mushroomed from hammering.
I had to accept that I wasn't going to get rid of every single pit, nor get it perfectly flat, as I wouldn't have a cleaver left. This is the result of about 3 hours with a 4" stationary belt sander, 5" angle grinder with flap disks, bastard files and sanding blocks. I finally have 95% of the waviness out of the edge. I just need to figger out what my kid did with my 180 grit Norton stone.
Lookin' good man!
Nice that there's still some maker's mark/stamp on it as well.
What does it say?
Solid Steel Orgou???
Solid Steel Forged. It's gonna be a kickass cleaver.
It's a Village Blacksmith? Nice! They're my most requested company, next to Forgecraft. You're in for a treat.
Think I felt it move, lol. That looks awesome. What the handle?
Also, still my favorite thread ever!
LOL - that was funny. Black ash burl ferrule and box elder burl handle. This thing took a beautiful edge and almost made for a trip to the stitchery while I was wiping it down.
Wow - time to move this thread to the front -
14" meat fork of unknown origin - it was in rough shape but all better now!
And a NOS Regent Sheffield 10" chef - amazing lightness @ 6.8oz and the blade took an awesome patina.
Is it my imagination, or are your handles getting nicer and nicer?
Originally Posted by Mike9
I love that fork. Handle looks great!! That Regent looks great too. I really like the single mosaic pin