I whole heartedly agree. There is always a sense of brother hood after a get together like this. It was an amazing time and a great learning experience.
I will also do this as a wip but here is a suji made from the damascus forged at Randy's!
I like the end of that vid of Salty hacking up an onion...
...and then remembering it was supposed to be sliced!
That happens to me at LEAST once a week. Thankfully I'm the only prep guy so I just divert resources.
That looks like a blast! Seriously!
I don't know why I am thinking about this, but as I watch the video a question that comes to my mind is there a difference between a quick strike hammer blow like we often see with the Doi and Kramer videos vs. what seems to be a slower pressing action in the video above?
Mike, Thats a Sweet looking profile! I cant wait to see it etched..
I can't speak to the effect of different impact protocols on steel, but on non-ferrous metals they respond very differently when struck hard or soft. With softer impacts the metal can be moved farther with less stress fracturing.
"The Buddha resides as comfortably in the circuits of a digital computer or the gears of a cycle transmission as he does at the top of a mountain."