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Raymond Richard
10-28-2009, 10:44 PM
Here's a little fighter I forged out of a piece of 60 grade rebar. I sent it off to Ken Hurst to see what kind of magic he could do with it. I did scratch the A on the middle of the handle but the rest of the scratches belong to Ken. This is the first knife that I have made that has been engraved. I'm liking it!

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Robert Mayo
10-29-2009, 05:17 AM
I like it and it certainly is your forging the style is unmistakable Ray. Ken did a great job on the engraving and i like that you left the ridges from the rebar on the handle. What are you planning for scales in the ovals? Only you would get rebar engraved2thumbs.

Bob

BowtownBlade
10-29-2009, 05:37 AM
That is beautiful. I like it very much

Indian George
10-29-2009, 05:56 AM
Sweeeet!!!!!2thumbs

Alden Sherrodd
10-29-2009, 10:13 AM
I like it Ray! The knife and concept is quite a statement.
Very good!
Thank you for sharing.
~Alden

BlueSkyJaunte
10-29-2009, 03:30 PM
That's really beautiful, great job by both of you! I can't wait to see it with the handle completed.

Without any intention to cause a debate, I'd like to ask--what's the carbon content of your 60 grade rebar? Is it a simple carbon steel or an alloy? I have 30 lbs. of Don Hanson's W2 but I'd like to begin forging at home with something cheaper. :)

Frank Aguirre
10-29-2009, 03:48 PM
That is just plain cool. The engraving is awesome as well.

graveyard
10-29-2009, 04:13 PM
really like the knife good lines i would like to know is 60 grade rebar a metal you can harden by h/ t

ChipI.
10-29-2009, 07:52 PM
I really like that knife!! Engraving looks great

Ken Hurst
10-29-2009, 10:52 PM
Thanks guys --- I'm open to talk knife engraving if any of y'all are interested.

ddavelarsen
10-30-2009, 02:36 AM
Fantastic, both of you! I like that Ray, has all the swoops one would want with all the class we've come to expect. Ken you really did that proud. I got all caught up in that work, it's beautiful. I'm looking forward to seeing this with the overlays.