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Hammer time! forging a booshway

Discussion in 'M. Wohlwend Custom Knives' started by m. wohlwend, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. m. wohlwend

    m. wohlwend Banned BANNED

    Apr 21, 2007
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    Thought I would put this up for those of us that love hot steel and anvils ... :D
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2011
  2. m. wohlwend

    m. wohlwend Banned BANNED

    Apr 21, 2007
    When I say " forged finish" I mean FORGED finish ... :)

    you have forged finish? show me your hammer and anvil!

    woops, did I just say that ???
     
  3. wildmike

    wildmike

    Nov 17, 2007
    I love forge finish!!
     
  4. pitdog

    pitdog

    Apr 13, 2007
    LOL, that always makes me laugh when a knife is made using stock removal and they say it comes with a forge finish !:rolleyes:

    It looks like ya getting some Blacksmith arms on ya Mark !:D:thumbup:
     
  5. NoahL

    NoahL

    854
    Feb 28, 2009
    A heat treat forge is still a forge, and the finish it puts on a knives is still a forge finish ;)
     
  6. pitdog

    pitdog

    Apr 13, 2007
    I guess but to me a true forge finish is not just the heat discolouration but also still has a few dimples etc from the forging process !
     
  7. pitdog

    pitdog

    Apr 13, 2007
    Good examples of a forge finish...

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    Can also be seen to a lesser degree on the top section of my Booshway...

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    By null at 2010-10-21
     
  8. m. wohlwend

    m. wohlwend Banned BANNED

    Apr 21, 2007
    Alot of heat treating is done in kilns. Some makers farm out their heat treat. Forging is the actual act of hammering out metal with a hammer. When you claim to have forged finish it implies that you actually hammered out the steel. A true forged finish will be thicker than a heat treat finish because the object has received multiple heats bringing more carbon to the surface than the typical single heat required for a heat treat.

    I really don't care too much what other makers call their stuff. I have never improved my knife making skills by whining or attacking other makers. I posted this up and promptly received an email. "You actually forge??!!!" Yes. The booshways that we produce are acctualy forged.
     
  9. raylaconico

    raylaconico

    Jan 30, 2004
    I guess there's a difference between "forged" finish and "forge" finish to some people.

    So a "forged" finish is something that was hammered to shape. To me the act of forging is hammering to shape and not just heat treating a knife in a forge leaving the scale on.

    Then there's a "forge" finish which is just scale left on a knife from heat treating in a forge.

    I don't do either one and I don't think there's anything wrong with it as long as you don't make your customers think that a knife was forged when it actually just has a "forge" finish.

    Mark, keep it up with the true forged finish bud.
     
  10. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    When I saw the title "Hammer Time" I thought you would at least be wearing a pair of "parachute pants." :D
     
  11. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    I guess we should just call it blackened steel.
     
  12. NoahL

    NoahL

    854
    Feb 28, 2009
    I know what forging is--don't forget I have had a bit of hammer time myself :p:
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    That said, I am a proponent of "forged finish" being used for knives that are forged and "forge finish" for knives that are heat treated in a forge is fine by me.
     
  13. m. wohlwend

    m. wohlwend Banned BANNED

    Apr 21, 2007
    Me in parachute pants would be funny John!
     
  14. KFU

    KFU Part Time Knifemaker, Moderator

    Sep 10, 2007
    Anyone in parachute pants is funny Mark!
     
  15. pitdog

    pitdog

    Apr 13, 2007
    Man that's a blast from the past, I bet I still have a CD kicking around with ' can't touch this ' on !:eek:
     
  16. m. wohlwend

    m. wohlwend Banned BANNED

    Apr 21, 2007
    Noah, you do know. :)
    Most customers do not.
    I am not trying to call out any maker or argue.
    This post is to inform my clients that I forge. :)
     
  17. m. wohlwend

    m. wohlwend Banned BANNED

    Apr 21, 2007
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    here's a FORGED finish ... hehehehe

    This is one my son just completed!
     
  18. m. wohlwend

    m. wohlwend Banned BANNED

    Apr 21, 2007
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    Here is something else that forging let's you do. I had a piece of damascus left over from a custom order. I re-shaped it into a blade and forged a handle and a pig's tail for a thong on the end. In most shop, this piece of steel would have wound up in the trash because there was no way to grind something out of it. Thanks to forging I have a cool little neck knife now!
     
  19. pitdog

    pitdog

    Apr 13, 2007
    That looks great, reminds me of the Rambo 4 knife.......the baby Rambo maybe, LOL !:D
     
  20. NoahL

    NoahL

    854
    Feb 28, 2009
    And you do it very well, and so does your son!
     

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