After working on her off an on for almost three months my new forge press if finally complete and set up in the shop.
From doing everything with a hammer this is a big upgrade that will enable a huge labor savings and greater reliability in forge welding.
A new addition to my destructive testing tools.
A Shephard Fracture Grain Analysis set.
Short version. This is a laboratory grade fracture grain standards set. This will be used to compare the grain structure of my knives to after destructive testing.
Just another link in the chain of quality control to ensure the toughest best edge holding blades that I can possibly make.
My new 26" deep heat treat oven. And a 14" metal cutting bandsaw added to the shop...
I've had thermal controls in my forge since go but that only allowed for blades up to 14"... now I can guarantee exacting temp control in blades up to 26".
The metal cutting bandsaw will be a useful for cutting patterns in damascus billets when I bring home my new 30ton press in a few weeks.
Spent a long weekend making Damascus with my good friend Ed Caffrey's and now have a goodly stock for your custom blades or fittings.
All are made from 1084/15n20.
In order of appearance:
-410 layer maiden's hair
-41 layer crushed W's
- 169 layer hammer forged random
-328 layer hammer forged random.
(Sorry not selling billets. Since I have to borrow the tools to do this I am only making batches for my own use at this time)
7/31/2015 - Now Custom Engraving!
For those who don't know what that means. L6 is almost universally renowned as the BEST blade steel in the world and is very difficult to come by in blade stock.
It is the blade steel of choice of the worlds top oriental bladesmiths.
Get your custom L6 blade before it's gone.