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Thread: Forged in Fire Season 4

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    Forged in Fire Season 4

    New season starts this week.

    And on the 18th:



    James Helm - Proud to be a Neo-Tribal Metalsmith scavenging the wreckage of civilization!

    Helm Enterprises, Forging Division - www.helmforge.com

    Helm Enterprises, Grinding Division - www.helmgrind.com

    A collaboration with Wasteland Leatherwork: The Wasteland Crow Project

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    Tomorrow night! (Tuesday, April 18, 8:00 CST)

    Here's the episode description:

    "For the first time ever, the competitors are challenged with creating not one, but two blades in the first round. With double the pressure and double the work, the bladesmiths are pushed to their limits, which leads to another first–a hospital trip. After a grueling second round, the two remaining smiths have just five days to create an iconic 15th century combat sword–the Katzbalger. Which bladesmith has what it takes to burn through the obstacles in their way and become the next Forged in Fire champion?"
    Last edited by Stormcrow; 04-17-2017 at 10:18 PM.
    James Helm - Proud to be a Neo-Tribal Metalsmith scavenging the wreckage of civilization!

    Helm Enterprises, Forging Division - www.helmforge.com

    Helm Enterprises, Grinding Division - www.helmgrind.com

    A collaboration with Wasteland Leatherwork: The Wasteland Crow Project

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    Can't figure out how to get a video on Facebook to show up here, but here's the preview for my episode:

    https://www.facebook.com/HISTORY/vid...4209843551184/
    James Helm - Proud to be a Neo-Tribal Metalsmith scavenging the wreckage of civilization!

    Helm Enterprises, Forging Division - www.helmforge.com

    Helm Enterprises, Grinding Division - www.helmgrind.com

    A collaboration with Wasteland Leatherwork: The Wasteland Crow Project

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    Congratulations James!

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    Watched episode this morning - James, you did GOOD!!! I liked your sword - you did good. I was impressed with your forging in the first half.

    Ken H>

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    Thanks, guys!

    #awesomeandhandsome




    #snackbreak


    Last edited by Stormcrow; 04-19-2017 at 10:09 AM.
    James Helm - Proud to be a Neo-Tribal Metalsmith scavenging the wreckage of civilization!

    Helm Enterprises, Forging Division - www.helmforge.com

    Helm Enterprises, Grinding Division - www.helmgrind.com

    A collaboration with Wasteland Leatherwork: The Wasteland Crow Project

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    I liked your snack during the forging - keeps a person balanced with a short break. BTW, are ya'll allowed to have a ruler during forging to double check blade length?

    Oh, I hope the guy that the medic took out was ok.... heat stroke? The chest pressure concerned me.

    Again - CONGRATS!!!

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    That Chicken Eye pic is EPIC. LOL
    Darrin Sanders
    190 Alma Drive
    Pollock, LA 71467


    318-233-0636

    darrinsanders8666@gmail.com

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    Ken - Yes, we have steel rulers on the tool table next to the anvil. I marked out my required dimensions on the anvil with soapstone and gave myself plenty of wiggle room. That could have been the watch phrase for the episode, because I was constantly keeping an eye on wiggle room with dimensions and time.

    Jesse is ok. It wasn't just heat exhaustion that got him, it was a pre-existing heart condition he didn't know about, with the heat, stress, and lack of sleep triggering it. It's a good thing he stopped and sat down when he did!
    James Helm - Proud to be a Neo-Tribal Metalsmith scavenging the wreckage of civilization!

    Helm Enterprises, Forging Division - www.helmforge.com

    Helm Enterprises, Grinding Division - www.helmgrind.com

    A collaboration with Wasteland Leatherwork: The Wasteland Crow Project

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    With the #snackbreak, I was multi-tasking. I needed the steel to cool down so I could grind on it, but didn't want to cool it too quickly and crack it. So I let the knives sit on a fire brick and took the time to recharge with some food and water. I needed it! Four hours of forging takes a lot of energy.
    James Helm - Proud to be a Neo-Tribal Metalsmith scavenging the wreckage of civilization!

    Helm Enterprises, Forging Division - www.helmforge.com

    Helm Enterprises, Grinding Division - www.helmgrind.com

    A collaboration with Wasteland Leatherwork: The Wasteland Crow Project

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