Finally Forging Again

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Well my broken shoulder seems to be as good as it's going to get and not as good as new. :(
I have had to change almost all aspects of my forging "style". My hammer grip, my swing( height and force) and length of time at the anvil have all been affected.
The good news is I can still forge knives. I practiced on mild steel for about 4 months. No need of ruining knife steel. Last month I started with some 1095. Here is a quick shot of the first one.
Lil'-skinner-1.jpg


Lil'-skinner-2.jpg


I'll post pics of the others I have completed in order of making.

Thanks for looking,
Mike
 

Fred.Rowe

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Glad to hear your are on the mend and that you are making some knives.

Learning new techniques to compensate for the shoulder injury I know was a
challenge. You get set in your ways when you work at an anvil, but it will feel like old hat after you work at it a while.

Keep the metal hot, good to see you back, Fred:thumbup:
 
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Thanks everyone, its good to be back.
Stuart, I put Birchwood-Casey Super blue on the blade and then soaked it in Chlorox. It was then etched with ferric chloride.

Mike
 
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