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Reply #15 - Aug 24th, 2017 at 12:35pm
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SP,  Beautiful work. Curious about how you got that pattern.
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Reply #16 - Aug 24th, 2017 at 10:10pm
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thanks a lot flyer.
  
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Reply #17 - Aug 24th, 2017 at 10:14pm
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Chuck, that is a relative easy pattern to forge the first bar. the hard part is keeping it all lined up when the bar is cut, combined and rewelded. And it gets tougher from there until the knife is forged. this one is tough from the very first.

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15 layer 300 series stainless and nickel, forge welded damascus. Forge welded onto high carbon SG2 stainless core
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Reply #18 - Aug 24th, 2017 at 10:44pm
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Both of your examples are beautiful, steel-pounder.  I love Damascus work.  In fact, my wedding ring is a custom made Damascus.  It's pretty hard to see, unlike your beautiful pieces.  I've always yearned for a beautiful daily carry knife out of Damascus.  Only problem is I daily carry a full-sized semi-auto pistol and a spare magazine, and occasionally a cellphone carrier.  Too much on my belt already.  But I do love Damascus.
  
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Reply #19 - Aug 25th, 2017 at 1:12am
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SP, very impressive damascus, I have a power hammer and forge, dabble in it a bit - but it is art, your skills and art are above average.  I'd like to see what you could do making a lever similar to your knives... but add curves?

Chuck, somehow I missed your posts on your Walker, very impressive, great work!  I've built quite a few actions from stock and from castings, they're a lot of work - even more to get them all the way finished, not just "shootable" - where most of mine end at.
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Reply #20 - Aug 25th, 2017 at 2:30pm
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Excellent work!! When will we see you on Forged In Fire?

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Reply #21 - Aug 25th, 2017 at 7:25pm
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I very much doubt that I will ever be on forged in fire. I just have nothing to gain by going on that show. and some one in my position who makes a living forging knives cant afford to go and lose on national television.
  
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Reply #22 - Aug 25th, 2017 at 10:14pm
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In the early 60's somebody gave my father a very fine Remington SxS shotgun. Most Remington's are heavy and clunky, but this one was a beauty, light weight with a very trim pistol grip stock and ejectors, and in excellent condition. The problem with it was that it was damascus, and the barrels had a beautiful pattern. It was a 12 gauge and I wanted to load up some black powder shells and use it, but my father wouldn't let me; "Robert, you'll blow your fingers off!" I think he ended up giving it away.  Undecided
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Reply #23 - Aug 26th, 2017 at 12:10am
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that is too bad. among my other projects waiting for me is a colt 1878 DB shotgun with Damascus barrels. it has a serial number that according to colt was never made but every piece of it has the same three digit number. I hope to one day put it into operational condition and load some black for it.
  
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