That's a sexy looking knife Ray, definitely lean and mean!!
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Hi Ray....Haven't been here in a long time....Nice to see your still making Beautiful pieces.....
Got another order for one of these Midnight'ers. Thursday I forged one blade and did another one yesterday. I've been wearing gloves while I hand forge now and I'm finding they help me grip the handle better. When I was forging yesterday I got myself a blister and I am thinking it was caused more from the gloves. My hands have gotten so soft since I got out of the construction game. Here's a photo of the blade I forged Thursday. I still need to do some tune up forging on it. The only thing used on this blade was Godzilla and hand held hammers. No grinding yet. I took photo's of the blade I forged yesterday but I can't get my computer to recognize the camera. I hope its not time for another camera. It looks pretty much the same as this one. I used a piece of saw steel for the second one, pretty sure its L-6.
Last edited by Raymond Richard; 02-23-2013 at 03:10 PM.
Looking great Ray! I think you nailed that design, given all the orders you're getting for it. That's got to feel good! What are you using for handles for these two?
Did the tune up forging on both blades. If you look hard at the 3rd photo you'll see one blade is setting on top of the other. Not bad for hand forging and using my old eyeball.
Looking great, Ray! I love seeing the big ones from you. : )
I can't even begin to imagine how you can have that much control forging steel. It blows my mind! Beautiful Ray, can't wait to see the finished products...