"Plug Welding"....one I neglected to share.


"The Montana Bladesmith"
A while back I posted a thread on "Plug Welding". I forgot to show this one. The blade is 80CRV2, with plug welds of explosion pattern damascus (1080/15N20 steels), Nickel Silver guard, Black/Nickel Silver spacers, and Carved/Textured African Blackwood handle. This is another that is bound for the Blade Show next week.
You know you've been doing this for a long time when folks make comments like "Wow! How'd you do that!?" or "Never seen that before!" :) I can remember seeing this technique very early in my career, and saying the same things...... just goes to show..... everything old becomes "new" again! :)