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First Time Moving Some Metal.

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by Ryaninthevines, Jan 30, 2018.

  1. Ryaninthevines

    Ryaninthevines New Member

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    Howdy everyone,

    I thought I would show off my first work in progress, It was my first time using a forge. I was originally a railroad spike but with a few hours of heating and moving the metal and running out of coal for the coal forge this is where I ended off. I am contemplating going for more of a sabre shape or if I just straighten out the blade.

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  2. Kevin MacPherson

    Kevin MacPherson Member

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    Very good start. Welcome to the forum
     
  3. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Not bad for your first time forging (better than my first attempt, anyway :( ).

    I like that you mentioned "a few hours" of forging to get to that state. It's good for potential knifemakers to realize just how long it takes to shape a blade from a chunk of metal like that railway spike without a press or power hammer.
     
  4. Ryaninthevines

    Ryaninthevines New Member

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    well, I believe it was about 4 hours of forging and many strikes of a 4lb hammer. I realized shortly into it bigger hammer for moving lots of metal. but the trouble is i dont own the forge so I am unable to just spend a few hours after work finishing up the blade
     
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