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  1. guzzo

    guzzo Very Well-Known Member

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    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. View attachment 259518 View attachment 259521 View attachment 259520 View attachment 259522 View attachment 259519
     
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    BLOODY GOOD WORK!!! very impressed by your skills
     
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    guzzo Very Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Mate,

    I have a lot to learn but I am learning a lot...I have to learn to forge weld steel and make small blades very well before I eventually move to bigger blades.

    Here are another couple.. View attachment 259525 View attachment 259524
     
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    saximus Almost Legendary

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    Guzzo! Nice to see your name on the screen again :). They're awesome mate. Any plans to sell them?
     
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    abnrmal91 Very Well-Known Member

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    Great work mate, Gordo will be jealous lol.
     
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    Yeah mate...people would buy them, they look very impressive....would love to see when you have created a large blade :)
     
  7. -Peter

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    Did you go to the blacksmithing conference at Port Macquarie a couple of weeks ago?
     
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    Mo-Cheynei Well-Known Member

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    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!
    Mo
     
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    Good to see you back guzzo! knives are looking awesome...
     
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    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.

    Keep safe,
    Rob


    No Mate, I am in Darwin but I would have love to have gone

    Thanks heaps, Hope all is well

    Thanks Mo. I want to one day make a broadsword ...or 5. A meat cleaver is my next project I think.

    Hey there I will post it for sure when i do


    Hahaha Good old Gordo. I must make contact and see what he has been up to!
     
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    Nico one guzzo. What made you think of using chain saw chain? Geez do I throw a lot of old ones away at work!
     
  12. LizardLady

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    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,
    Carolyn
     
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    guzzo Very Well-Known Member

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    Hi Wally,

    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.

    Hey Thanks Carolyn,

    I hope to have some more to post soon. Hard keeping up with the amount of charcoal I burn though!
     
  14. LizardLady

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    We will be looking forward to your updates! :)
     
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    I was going to say Hi Guzz, knives are boring but I'm actually
    very impressed. Well done.
     
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    guzzo Very Well-Known Member

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    Hahha thanks ,

    We all need knives Darlyn...though I do agree many knives are boring....that being said ...even a boring knife is well appreciated when you need to cut something.
     
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    well done mate and welcome back

    my old man could prbably get hold of tonnes of old chains if ya want them, he works selling stihl, honda and john deere
     
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    Very impressive work. ;)
     
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    Wow, what a fantastic art, and what great pieces! I particularly like your dagger :)

    All I can think of is blacksmithing in video games...I bet the real thing is much better!
     
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    Look up some Youtube videos of people doing it. I ended up watching hours of videos one night. It's fascinating and almost hypnotic
     
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