1. BladeForums has ZERO TOLERANCE for extremism or calls of violence. We request your assistance dealing with this as we do not want to see the site shut down due to violent threats. Please see this thread here in Tech Support: https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/bladeforums-has-a-zero-tolerance-policy-towards-threats-of-violence-extremism-be-warned.1769537/

ok, how does R.W. Clark do this?

Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by SkaerE, Dec 15, 2002.

  1. SkaerE


    Sep 9, 2001
    cause damn, that is very nice.


    how does he (do you :)) put such a drastic wavy temper-line on the blade?

    R.W. Clark, i hope you dont mind me linking to your picture like this, but it is beautiful.

    and since you will probably look at this one: what is zone hardening? same as differential hardening (edge quench)?

    still trying to get all my terms straight :)
  2. indian george

    indian george

    Feb 15, 1999
    Dude, Dude, Dude, years of experience
  3. Trace Rinaldi

    Trace Rinaldi

    Oct 3, 1998
    Actually Ron hasnt been making traditional Jap knives very long. BUT he has learned ALOT in a short time, as you can see:)
  4. Normark


    Nov 7, 1999
    Hey Guys...


    That's Sweet!!!!

    Man I like that blade....

    Frigging Awesome RW.....

    Love the wrap on that handle as well....




    May 6, 2000
    by useing clay on the spine ypo can zone or pattern the hamon or zone harden. thats one way to achive this affect. but ron is the pne that knows. by the way, there is a FAQ at the top of this form that may awnser a lot of termaology for you.
  6. R.W.Clark


    Apr 30, 2001
    I do it very well, thank you:D.

    It is done with clay hardening. Thats one of the best lines I have gotten to date but there was one much better about two months ago. With O1 I do not get the feathering that is possible with the simple carbon steels but I think that the increased performance is worth the little bit of decorative loss.
  7. tom mayo

    tom mayo

    Jan 27, 1999
    I totally agree, it is done very well!
  8. Melvin-Purvis

    Melvin-Purvis Not a Registered User Staff Member Super Mod

    Jan 14, 2001
    Well, don't tell Ron anyway...

    We were just super impressed with Ron's work at the BAKCA show, to the degree that Edna gave him favorable press in the new KnifeForums magazine...mentioned right up there with those Mayo and Rinaldi guys... :eek:

    Impressed to the degree that he was added to the 'short list' of makers to buy from in the future as funds become available...and believe me, it's a very short list.

    Good on ya Ron, you're doing great work buddy! (That's a sweet piece!)

  9. rlinger


    Mar 29, 2002
    Exceptional. Well done.

  10. Robert Marotz

    Robert Marotz

    Jul 2, 2000
    Sorry but that tsuba and those menuki just won't work with that knife :D

    Nice undulations in your line, if it had a nice turnback and was the right color in the photo (I know photos sometimes make hamon look dark when they aren't supposed to be!) I would be drooling (over a non-traditional blade? blasphemy!) :p

    Very nice, very clean looking work :)
  11. Kumdo


    Mar 7, 2000
    I heard he used an airbrush for that hamon! :D
  12. R.W.Clark


    Apr 30, 2001
    Geez John, let one person know how its really done and look at what happens!:D:p
  13. Trace Rinaldi

    Trace Rinaldi

    Oct 3, 1998
    He does it with a bead blaster and dye chem...:D
  14. Darrel Ralph

    Darrel Ralph Moderator Moderator

    Dec 14, 1998
    Very nice!
  15. R.W.Clark


    Apr 30, 2001
    Here is a photo of the wildest one I have gotten so far. Now if I can just do it again:confused:

    Attached Files:

  16. R.W.Clark


    Apr 30, 2001
    oops double post
  17. R.W.Clark


    Apr 30, 2001
    oops triple post
  18. Ferret


    Jan 20, 2000
    The tsuba fell off but :p
  19. Peter Atwood

    Peter Atwood

    Oct 26, 2000
    Gorgeous knives Ron! :)

Share This Page