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- 18-Jul-12, 09:56 PM #1
Hello Old friends
Hello to all my APS friends,
I have been away for a while (I often go walkabout) Anyhow I have been busy continuing my bladesmithing journey. Here is some of my latest works.
The dagger is made from an old car spring and the small knife is forged from a chainsaw chain (yes the chain) I forge welded it together into a solid bar before forging it into a blade.
I still love my snakes (my albinos mated this year) but I have been busy learning the old art of fire and steel.
Last edited by guzzo; 18-Jul-12 at 10:18 PM.To a novice I may seem like an expert...but to an expert I am merely a novice!
- 18-Jul-12, 10:18 PM #2
- 18-Jul-12, 10:22 PM #3
Last edited by guzzo; 18-Jul-12 at 10:47 PM.To a novice I may seem like an expert...but to an expert I am merely a novice!
Guzzo! Nice to see your name on the screen again . They're awesome mate. Any plans to sell them?Knowledge - The one thing you can give away freely while still keeping for yourself
- 19-Jul-12, 08:30 AM #5
Yeah mate...people would buy them, they look very impressive....would love to see when you have created a large blade"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." Thomas Edison
2 X Windora Stimson's (1M&1F)(Turned 1-Jan 2012), 1 X Male Bredli (6years-2012)
Did you go to the blacksmithing conference at Port Macquarie a couple of weeks ago?sans livor
- 19-Jul-12, 04:37 PM #8
that is absolutely amazing man! one day you will be able to make samurai swords and other wicked looking knives, what an amazing skill and art to learn!
luv your work!
- 19-Jul-12, 04:47 PM #9
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Good to see you back guzzo! knives are looking awesome...I held an Albino Olive and I LIKED it!!
Next on the wishlist: An Albino Darwin and an Albino Olive
- 19-Jul-12, 07:09 PM #10
Hi There Sax,
I have never sold a knife. I made a few for presents though. I consider myself as an apprentice though there is no apprenticeship. Blacksmithing is an art and bladesmithing is a specialized form of blacksmithing. At this stage i am learning hammer control ,heat treating and fit and finish of the completed blades.The chainsaw blade can cut a sliver from my vice handle without any blade damage so i feel i am on the right path.
I am sorry i have been a bit of a stranger but I always seem to return. I have some stories to post as well as some questions about snake breeding.
Darwin but I would have love to have gone
Hahaha Good old Gordo. I must make contact and see what he has been up to!
Last edited by guzzo; 19-Jul-12 at 07:18 PM.To a novice I may seem like an expert...but to an expert I am merely a novice!
Nico one guzzo. What made you think of using chain saw chain? Geez do I throw a lot of old ones away at work!
- 19-Jul-12, 07:46 PM #12LizardLady Guest
Welcome back to the 'fold' Guzzo! Nice to have you back!
Awesome work with the blades - those things are pieces of art!
All the best,
- 19-Jul-12, 07:47 PM #13
Part of bladesmithing is being able to weld steel together by fire and hammer. This was a good project to practice these skills. The chainsaw chain has a nice mix of high carbon steel which make a great blade.
I hope to have some more to post soon. Hard keeping up with the amount of charcoal I burn though!To a novice I may seem like an expert...but to an expert I am merely a novice!
- 19-Jul-12, 07:51 PM #14LizardLady Guest
We will be looking forward to your updates!
I was going to say Hi Guzz, knives are boring but I'm actually
very impressed. Well done.Everyone criticizes the Salem Witch Trials, but we haven't had a witch attack in over 200 years. ~ Some bloke on twitter
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