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Blade Body Engraving Or Carving

Discussion in 'Making Your Mark' started by poppa bear, Feb 21, 2016.

  1. poppa bear

    poppa bear Member

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    I have been doing some reading on this subject and have been wanting to try my hand at this. Was wondering if I where to use chisels to engrave or carve into the body of the blade or make a guard (like on conans sword) how soft would the said metal have to be in order to do this?

    Does anyone here have any experience with this or might be able to point me in the right direction?

    Poppa bear
     
  2. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Normalized or as rolled is soft enough from what I saw of my short ugly endeavour
     
  3. FORGE

    FORGE Maker of the Year Best Knife

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    This was done after the blade was hardened to Rc 61 but it is etched.
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  4. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    When I see stuff like that I just want to give up:roflmao
    One day I hope to be half that good
     
  5. poppa bear

    poppa bear Member

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    Same here awesome job. The reason why I am asking is because I was challenged to it. But I am extremely humbled by your etching.

    Bows in awe
     
  6. FORGE

    FORGE Maker of the Year Best Knife

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    Well to be quite honest I made the knives 100% ,one thing I can't do is draw.
    A fellow in Saskatoon did the etching of the wolf in the moonlight after the knife was completely done.
    His artistic talent is unbelievable and he can etch anything on a blade.
    If you take a close look, the pictures are the same but different and each done freehand.
     
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  7. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Freehand...damn I was hoping a template
     
  8. poppa bear

    poppa bear Member

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    krash-bang Active Member

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    Those are awesome!
     

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