07-23-2014, 03:25 PM
I have started to think about the western construction on the slicer, despite it being a bit of a distraction.
I found a chunk of damascus for the bolster to forge down, tried some colour case hardening on it, ( hot bluing) Im going to try and use this treatment in this Slicer handle to test it out. Its a good semi permanent finish if done right, it can be buffed to a high finish like on case hardened shotgun parts.
I had to grind the slicer to check my ladder dies are going to be ok for the sets.
Its double bevel, some nice taper now, from 5mm down to about 2.8mm before it tapers down with the bevel....
Im conferring with a meat expert......But this will be like a heavy Suji, slicing Proteins in larger sizes. Or a show off sunday dinner As such I'm grinding it thin at the edge.....and have taken the temper a touch over what these steels can be down to around 61/62. These are super tough together at around this hardness.
After the etch, Im pretty sure I want to fully grind/convex it the rest of the way, make the most of that pattern and shed a tad more weight......Just a quick etch after a belt finish....
The ladder dies were a success though, I'm pleased with that tight even ladder.............
360mm heel to tip.
Next to grind these san mai having completed all the temper cycles on those while messing about with handle parts and grinding.
07-23-2014, 05:24 PM
That's some seriously sexy Damascus!
07-23-2014, 05:32 PM
Cheers Mark, Cant beat a good old fashioned ladder! Pleased the dies worked out.
07-23-2014, 09:47 PM
Canada's Sharpest Lefty
Man, I need more of your work.
07-24-2014, 12:12 AM
The Damascus looks beautifully executed Will.
07-24-2014, 03:51 AM
Originally Posted by Mrmnms
07-24-2014, 07:18 AM
Very nice work, looks like it is going to be a head turner when finished!
07-24-2014, 11:25 AM
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