Teonanacatl

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The blade is 300 mm long and forged of 120WNi8V. It is a special steel which is non commercially made by an old friend of mine Thomas Hauschild who worked in a steel company.

There he experimented and processed on a Damascus component which contains tungsten as well as nickel up to 2%.He gifted me an oblong rectangular chunk which I could forge

into some blades. " Continue kneading it nicely" ...he said:)

Until today it is the toughest steel on a knife blade that I worked with....means easy to forge, grind and finish but resulting in a super tough blade......I wish I had a ton of of it.

When it comes to blade material this is the real flesh of gods.....

Handle and sheath are made of the same chunk of Merawan ironwood and all fittings are copper.The tang is riveted on the butt forming the center of the flower.

Overall length is 450 mm.

Stay healthy
Cheers


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Bigfattyt

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I always absolutely love seeing your work.

Your lines, materials, shapes, and details, including the scabbard always really tickle my fancy
 

oldmanwilly

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With a name like "Teonanacatl" one does not have to wonder too much about your sources of creative inspiration... whatever you're doing seems to work since that is a beautiful piece. Thank you for sharing it with us.
 
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Thanks a lot for the fine comments and the bunch of likes, Gentlemen!

Setarip and SethGreen : this steel was the efficient solution by only taking clean pure iron and no scrap iron was added.
My friend left away Manganese and Chromium just Carbon1,2%, Tungsten2% and Nickel 2% so he got the bright Damascus
component and could keep 2% Tungsten in the resulting damascus.
The 1.2442 steel is the basic steel alloy with the same alloy except nickel and it will be the dark colored part.
...this damascus is a monster mix.
The excellent performance of the Nickel-2442 as a mono blade is rather a discovery by coincidence...

"With a name like "Teonanacatl" one does not have to wonder too much about your sources of creative inspiration... whatever you're doing seems to work since that is a beautiful piece. Thank you for sharing it with us."
oldmanwilly: when the name came to my mind I was aware of this but honestly...I was sober;)

Cheers

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