Hello all, I started on a carving set commission this afternoon. I took some pictures of the fork being forged. I thought some of you may find it interesting.
Started with a lump of 120 layer damascus, it has some laddering forged and cut which should help the pattern along.
Roughed out the start shape I need under the hammer.
I had to regularly remind myself it is damascus i'm working and so do everything forge wise nice and hot.
I added a twist in the forged octagonal section to make a feature in the damascus later
Bit more forging either side of the twist and then to the grinder
Thats it basically roughed out with all the material where I want it. I left it to anneal over night.
Next to the carving knife, it will be a 280mm profile in damascus and blue paper steel san mai.