Keep posting 'em Bill.
Keep posting 'em Bill.
Thanks alot you guys. Marko I hear there is a chance that you will coming out here in the near future? I could assist you in the production of one of these.
There is a fillet knife on sale on EE
And yes I love those 2 knives Marko and Dave likes!
However I have this strange feeling a guyto out of this world soon will appear in this vendors subforum
(what, when and where is only known by the master himself)
thanks for posting this Oivind. for anybody interested here is a picture.
No problem Ive been surfing around on the web for a while, consuming everything about your knives
I also see that CKTG is going to sell your knives?
For those waiting for a wip from Bill:
Bill why does forging a knife to shape make for a better preforming knife vs stock removal regarding 52100? Is it the added thermal cycles or the hammering, or something else? Also what does bronzing do to a blade?
Colin to the best of my knowlege Bronzing dose nothing to help a blade. I know that some have claimed different but the testing that I have done has shown different. But that is me and my methods. I did make every attempt to follow the exact proceedures that others used but CVan only do what was told to me and it is entirely possible that some little but sgnificant step or hiccup could have been left out. the only place I found it usefull was filling voids in cable damascus and ther it looks and works good.
As far as forging an edge I truley believe that if the smith does things just right the forged edge has smaller grain structure and smaller carbide size. I like using an anallogy of concrete to explain this. if you have two batches of concrete one with the aggregate made up of 1 inch minus rocks and the other with 1/4 inch minus rocks in it and you file an edge on a slab of each it is going to be much harder to grind an edge in the 1 inch aggregate than the 1/4 inch and after you have this edge on you concrete the one inch rocks will have less cement holding them into your slab and there will be more of the rock exposed by the grinding, where the smaller 1/4 inch rocks will require less of the rock to be ground away to get the same tthickness and they will have more support from the cement with more rocks in the edge. proper forging with suffecient gran refining steps sets the steel up for fine grain production during heat treat.
Could we have some pics when you use your uchigamori hato?
And where did you find it, I have a hard time finding a stone thats not insane pricey....