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  1. Stormcrow

    Most of half a year's worth of forged blades

    It's been a busy year, and difficult to keep up with everything. Here's some of what I've been building. It's all 80CrV2 steel with various cord wraps impregnated with marine epoxy and sheathed in Boltaron. I like to focus on getting geometry, balance, and ergonomics right without playing...
  2. Stormcrow

    Most of half a year's worth of forged blades

    It's been a busy year, and difficult to keep up with everything. Here's some of what I've been building. It's all 80CrV2 steel with various cord wraps impregnated with marine epoxy and sheathed in Boltaron. I like to focus on getting geometry, balance, and ergonomics right without playing...
  3. Stormcrow

    Throwing more "tech" at the mid-tech tomahawks

    I've been making full-tang tactical tomahawks since 2013, with the prototype process beginning with nylon-handled punched-eye 'hawks extending several years before that. The 'hawks were my first foray into making mid-techs, which I define as using modern manufacturing processes to build small...
  4. Stormcrow

    Forge-finished finery, bush swords, etc.

    Been busy banging out bodadacious blades. Here are some recents. 80CrV2 steel, cord wraps, and Boltaron sheaths all around. A biohazard outbreak reaction bush sword and smaller utility knife that went to a repeat customer in Canada. The bush sword has scorched hemp for the main wrap and...
  5. Stormcrow

    Forge-finished finery, bush swords, etc.

    Been busy banging out bodadacious blades. Here are some recents. 80CrV2 steel, cord wraps, and Boltaron sheaths all around. A biohazard outbreak reaction bush sword and smaller utility knife that went to a repeat customer in Canada. The bush sword has scorched hemp for the main wrap and...
  6. Stormcrow

    Massive picture post: whole lotta forged blades

    It's been a very busy last several months, and while I have produced a good number of blades, I haven't been as active online to post them. So here's most of them from recent months. :D Everything is 80CrV2 steel, with various combinations of paracord and hemp wrapped handles, and Boltaron...
  7. Stormcrow

    Massive picture post: whole lotta forged blades

    It's been a very busy last several months, and while I have produced a good number of blades, I haven't been as active online to post them. So here's most of them from recent months. :D Everything is 80CrV2 steel, with various combinations of paracord and hemp wrapped handles, and Boltaron...
  8. Stormcrow

    Lamb splitter and carcass splitter

    A couple of new big blades that got shipped out earlier this month. Two firsts on these: the cord-wrapped one is the heaviest I've made, and the slab handle on the lamb splitter is the longest slab I've ever made. Both of them are forged from 80CrV2 steel with Boltaron sheaths. The wrapped...
  9. Stormcrow

    Lamb splitter and carcass splitter

    A couple of new big blades that got shipped out earlier this month. Two firsts on these: the cord-wrapped one is the heaviest I've made, and the slab handle on the lamb splitter is the longest slab I've ever made. Both of them are forged from 80CrV2 steel with Boltaron sheaths. The wrapped...
  10. Stormcrow

    "Knife or Death" Ronin War Sword

    I'm sure some of y'all have seen the new open cutting competition show on the History Channel, "Knife or Death". While I haven't gotten to compete on it (Several "Forged in Fire" competitors, including Rashelle Hams from my episode, have been on. She did quite well.), I did get to be involved...
  11. Stormcrow

    "Knife or Death" Ronin War Sword

    I'm sure some of y'all have seen the new open cutting competition show on the History Channel, "Knife or Death". While I haven't gotten to compete on it (Several "Forged in Fire" competitors, including Rashelle Hams from my episode, have been on. She did quite well.), I did get to be involved...
  12. Stormcrow

    Blade Show, months later

    It has been a very busy summer and I haven't kept things updated as I should. Had an awesome Blade Show this year (first weekend in June! I am way behind!), and two full tables of inventory. This year had the distinction of the *first* show I've ever had a table where I wasn't having to...
  13. Stormcrow

    Blade Show, months later

    It has been a very busy summer and I haven't kept things updated as I should. Had an awesome Blade Show this year (first weekend in June! I am way behind!), and two full tables of inventory. This year had the distinction of the *first* show I've ever had a table where I wasn't having to...
  14. Stormcrow

    Knives Illustrated article

    If you pick up a copy of the November 2018 "Knives Illustrated" magazine, you'll see a well-written article about one of my knives by Waysun Johnny Tsai. article02 by James Helm, on Flickr article01 by James Helm, on Flickr This 7 1/2" bladed variation of my Benghazi Warfighter model got put...
  15. Stormcrow

    Knives Illustrated article

    If you pick up a copy of the November 2018 "Knives Illustrated" magazine, you'll see a well-written article about one of my knives by Waysun Johnny Tsai. article02 by James Helm, on Flickr article01 by James Helm, on Flickr This 7 1/2" bladed variation of my Benghazi Warfighter model got put...
  16. Stormcrow

    Mini-fridge massacre

    Not necessarily something I'd recommend, but apparently my bush swords are mini-fridge rated. :D Customer pics. minifridge by James Helm, on Flickr minifridge2 by James Helm, on Flickr
  17. Stormcrow

    Mini-fridge massacre

    Not necessarily something I'd recommend, but apparently my bush swords are mini-fridge rated. :D Customer pics. minifridge by James Helm, on Flickr minifridge2 by James Helm, on Flickr
  18. Stormcrow

    Mini-fridge massacre

    Not necessarily something I'd recommend, but apparently my bush swords are mini-fridge rated. :D Customer pics. minifridge by James Helm, on Flickr minifridge2 by James Helm, on Flickr
  19. Stormcrow

    Pre-Blade Show Carcass Splitter

    In the weeks leading up to the Blade Show, a knifemaker's life gets pretty crazy. One aspect, especially for full-timers, is moving along enough work for customers to be able to stay ahead of the bills while also building inventory for the show. Add to that equipment breakage, injuries, lack...
  20. Stormcrow

    Pre-Blade Show Carcass Splitter

    In the weeks leading up to the Blade Show, a knifemaker's life gets pretty crazy. One aspect, especially for full-timers, is moving along enough work for customers to be able to stay ahead of the bills while also building inventory for the show. Add to that equipment breakage, injuries, lack...
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