I etched this one today, its been sitting around for a while. Any thoughts?
Thank for looking!
Pierre, that is outstanding. It looks like flowing ice. Is the core aeb-l?
That's very nice. So I'm guessing there was one thick layer of steel and a whole bunch of thin ones. Did you make it yourself?
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." --Albert Einstein
Yes the core is O1, the Damascus sides are 1084, 15N20, and some pure nickel. I forged it myself, yes, 144 layers on each side of the core. It was forged up in Feb., shaped and HT'ed last week, cleaned it up and etched today. hardness is 61-62. It will be available in the near future, once I add bolsters and scales.
Very nice That the stuff I like
That's a beauty!!
I think that Craig's scales are almost worthy of that blade, Pierre.
What material for the bolsters? Damascus?
Copper/brass mokume would look really good, maybe with this block?