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  1. #11
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    If only the handle wasn't so horribly disfigured by asymmetry!!
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  2. #12
    I got the handle buffed up and got the blade polished out. I stopped at a 600 grit on the blade, as it is going to be used in my kitchen...I don't care if it is shiny.






    Also, i figured that it might as well start earning it's keep around the kitchen. We made tacos....I know, not some culinary fiesta but....I love tacos!

    Also some cucumbers for pickles....



    A little bit of patina, and an odd smell for a while, but other than that...performed wonderfully!

    Thanks for looking
    Mike

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    Looks really good!
    "If you are flamable and have legs you are never blocking a fire exit."

  4. #14
    I really like the profile and the length. For me this is a great size.
    So Mike whats the damage for a petty like this (blade only)

    Do you do sanmai core and stainless clad?
    Or do you offer different kind of steel as well?

  5. #15
    As it sits right now, i have O-1, W2, 1084 and 1095. I don't use stainless(yet). As soon as i get my press done, i will do some SS clad, carbon core san mai. I am pretty new yet so i have just a forge/anvil to shape to size. Not quite sure i am ready to tackle a san mai billet by hand...unless i can get some super this stock for cladding. I am not offering these yet, I want to use it for a few weeks first....After my 2 week abuse period i make a few and see how you guys like them If it sucks, i would rather it suck in my kitchen than yours lol.

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    Mike, how big of a press are you going to get? I have a 20 ton Imagination Xpress and with the shallow drawing dies that I have, it struggles to get stuff thinner than say 3/8 in the widths that you would want. I tried san mai billet of 416 and Cru Forge a couple of weeks ago and it didn't take. I think that I had a leak where the seams were welded up and I may not have had it hot enough. Burt Foster is one of the guys who really knows how to do that stuff well and what I have been told is that he advises dry welding either by welding up the seams, putting in a "can" of wrapping it with foil. He also says to get it as hot as you can when forge welding. Another guy told me that you should clay the spine when you quench to keep if from delaminating. Once I get the Little Giant up and running,I am going to give it another try.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Davis View Post
    As it sits right now, i have O-1, W2, 1084 and 1095. I don't use stainless(yet). As soon as i get my press done, i will do some SS clad, carbon core san mai. I am pretty new yet so i have just a forge/anvil to shape to size. Not quite sure i am ready to tackle a san mai billet by hand...unless i can get some super this stock for cladding. I am not offering these yet, I want to use it for a few weeks first....After my 2 week abuse period i make a few and see how you guys like them If it sucks, i would rather it suck in my kitchen than yours lol.

  7. #17
    I am building a 30 ton press stealing the basics form Delbert's press. His has done a ton or 25 of damascus and also stainless damascus. 30 tons should give me the power to squish stuff pretty thin....Also Delbert has a rolling mill that eventually i will copy or buy My 3 big things i want to accomplish by the end of summer is a new forge, an Evenheat oven and the press. Might have to sell a few knives and a few guitars to make it happen, but i will do what is necessary. I want a power hammer, but i have a 20x24 shop and close neighbors.....Might not appreciate that lol. Oven is on top of the priority list...might also get a RC tester....

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    Yeah, I need to sell a lot in of overpriced damascus and stag pieces in Belgium this November so that I can bribe Del into making me a mill using his new design. That would make life SO much easier when trying to get damascus down to kitchen knife stock sizes. The width and shape of your drawing dies are what is going to determine how thin you can draw stuff out and how fast. Mine are 2 inches wide and fairly flat, so when I get below say 3/8, I end up making a lot of scale on the floor and they suck th heat out of the billet fairly quickly when it gets thinner. Also make sure that you get some that allow you to draw the steel out crosswise. I dojn't have nay like that right now and I regret not getting some made when I had the spare cash on hand.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Davis View Post
    I am building a 30 ton press stealing the basics form Delbert's press. His has done a ton or 25 of damascus and also stainless damascus. 30 tons should give me the power to squish stuff pretty thin....Also Delbert has a rolling mill that eventually i will copy or buy My 3 big things i want to accomplish by the end of summer is a new forge, an Evenheat oven and the press. Might have to sell a few knives and a few guitars to make it happen, but i will do what is necessary. I want a power hammer, but i have a 20x24 shop and close neighbors.....Might not appreciate that lol. Oven is on top of the priority list...might also get a RC tester....

  9. #19
    mike...the profile of the blades looks good and so does the handle...is does look a little off center though in the fit of the blade to the handle.....ryan
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    viva la revolucion !

  10. #20
    I actually had to go back downstairs and look....It is pretty centered in the handle...It is even...but it is a touch crooked lol...Would have been a few days before i noticed that lol....Thanks for pointing that out! Oh well...this one is mine so i don't care, but i assure you guys...It will never happen to one i make for someone else, or i will scrap it!

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