Tap to unmute

Can I Forge Cheetah Pattern Damascus? Blacksmithing, Knifemaking Forge Welded Steel

  • Жарияланды 2021 ж. 19 Қыр.

Пікірлер • 91

  • 48920jeff
    48920jeff  Жыл бұрын +15

    Love the fact that you try things no one else has tried regardless of whether or not they are successful. Makes for great content.

    • Benjamin Jameson
      Benjamin Jameson  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Fire Creek Forge you could try just the powdered steel and no ball bearings to lose that perfect circle.

    • Fire Creek Forge
      Fire Creek Forge   Жыл бұрын +3

      Thank you, I appreciate the support

  • Luke Lofgren
    Luke Lofgren  Жыл бұрын +1

    You have came up with 2 completely original Damascus patterns in less than a month and being willing to share your experiments is awesome!

  • Mattias Strand
    Mattias Strand  Жыл бұрын +9

    Great work as always. Maybe do a thin fishing knife of the steel bar, since the pattern looks like a trout.

  • jess carroll
    jess carroll  Жыл бұрын +2

    I love watching you experiment with new ideas! Keep up the great work!

  • The Texian
    The Texian  Жыл бұрын +2

    Just a thought. Maybe use different sized bits to drill the holes. Use the carbide dremel bit to chamfer the edges slightly. And sand/grind the ball bearings to an irregular shape. This was a cool idea. I can’t wait to see the next iteration. 👍

  • Nick Neander
    Nick Neander  Жыл бұрын +2

    Two berrings in each pocket might be a way to get more oblong center spots. Pretty cool as always. God bless.

  • outbackladas
    outbackladas  Жыл бұрын +4

    Interesting pattern, wonder how it would look with a lot more “spots” and closer together. Regards from Down Under.

  • Erik Courtney
    Erik Courtney  Жыл бұрын +1

    I’ve always been a person to do things different and try things no one else does. But you sir come up with some good ideas.

    • Fire Creek Forge
      Fire Creek Forge   Жыл бұрын

      Thanks, I appreciate it you watching the videos

  • Tom
    Tom  Жыл бұрын +5

    Maybe heating just the bearings and striking them with a hammer once or twice rather than grinding them. Bar stock with 4% nickel, and powdered pure steel and bearings might give you the image you’re looking for.
    It’s great learning different methods from you!

  • Kentucky Brotherhood
    Kentucky Brotherhood  Жыл бұрын +1

    This is a really KEWL idea! So many possibilities. Keep it up my man!

  • Dennis Pennington
    Dennis Pennington  Жыл бұрын +1

    These experiments are awesome I can't wait to try some of em

  • Bryan Bogardus
    Bryan Bogardus  Жыл бұрын +1

    This is a great idea too! I will definitely try this! Super cool idea.

  • rognavolter
    rognavolter  Жыл бұрын +2

    I have never understood the point of disliking someone's video. Great job, cool experiment

  • johan
    johan  Жыл бұрын +4

    More like a bullet hole pattern.
    In the end it has great value as a learning experience and thanks for sharing it.

  • Sam Sokach
    Sam Sokach  Жыл бұрын +1

    Looks like bullet holes to me.
    Pretty cool!
    Gotta say, brother. Love these short beta tests you've been posting. Pretty fun to watch.

    • Fire Creek Forge
      Fire Creek Forge   Жыл бұрын +1

      Thanks man, I appreciate you watching the videos

  • Jared Williams
    Jared Williams  Жыл бұрын +1

    After the initial weld could you compress it on edge to elongate the ball bearings somewhat? New to the whole pattern welding stuff

  • Talabavin Rohan
    Talabavin Rohan  Жыл бұрын +2

    I'm enjoying the damascus experiments..what about forging a bar stock into a U shape and crosscutting it to make the spot middles

  • Roy H. Barrett
    Roy H. Barrett  Жыл бұрын +1

    Trial and error... if you never try, nothing new will come.. even a failure is learning what not to do. Well done Brother. Dig it!

  • Patrick Calhoun
    Patrick Calhoun 7 ай бұрын +1

    Thanks for explaining why you made the 'can' so thick - I was wondering why and then 2 minutes later, you told me.

  • Matt Weddis
    Matt Weddis  Жыл бұрын +6

    The end pattern looks a little bit like flowers, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. You might have a range of ladies knives in the making.

  • grumpy tina toys
    grumpy tina toys  Жыл бұрын

    Even though it wasn't what you wanted to create it's still a pretty cool looking affect

  • curbotize
    curbotize 11 ай бұрын

    It might be a more time consuming but if you just use powder for the initial hole. Then do another hole inside of that and fill with different powder and re pressed.
    The bearing was too hard I think for the full press, where it takes the shape of the drilled hole. I feel like this could still be used to make a little carving / utility knife. Re fold the bullet into a thicker stock? Not a cheetah pattern but still looks neat. 👌✌️

  • Majestic Battlecat
    Majestic Battlecat  Жыл бұрын +1

    Dude i really enjoy your channel, but when you were enlarging the holes with the rotary tool it gave me goose bumps 🤣. Might be good for you (and your tools!) to develop a "deft touch" you know what I mean? Let the tool do the work rather than putting a tonne of pressure on it. It does take longer but your tools will last longer and not break so often. Great video and keep it up 👍

  • Greg Mead
    Greg Mead  Жыл бұрын +1

    Looks kind of flower-like to me.
    Was it necessary to have the ball bearings in at all? Why not just fill the holes with powdered steel?
    And would it have been better to start with a thicker blank in the 1st place?
    I was really impressed with how easily the mild steel cracked off of the knife blank. That white paint really worked well!

  • Frank's world
    Frank's world  Жыл бұрын +1

    It's always a pleasure to watch you work my friend.

    • Fire Creek Forge
      Fire Creek Forge   Жыл бұрын

      I appreciate it, thanks for watching the videos

  • CyranoDeMylakai
    CyranoDeMylakai  Жыл бұрын +2

    Instead of ball bearings, try roll steal rod cut to length. Then you can use thicker materials & modify your rods if you want the them fluted.

    • curbotize
      curbotize 11 ай бұрын

      I thought he would just fill up the holes with powder initially, without the bearing. Might have worked out better in the end. I think the bearings are the cause of the rounding out of everything. They're harder than the steel and it took the shape of the bearing rather than vise versa.

    • Ian williams
      Ian williams  Жыл бұрын

      I Like this idea,,wonders on rio bar,,and then fill with powder,,

  • Alvin Mattox
    Alvin Mattox  Жыл бұрын +1

    Not a bad failed attempt. Could almost pass it along as raindrop Damascus

  • Mostly Fly Fishing
    Mostly Fly Fishing  Жыл бұрын +4

    the perfectly round ball bearings kinda look like a brown trout more so than the intended cheetah pattern.

    • Fire Creek Forge
      Fire Creek Forge   Жыл бұрын

      I think you're right

    • Dwayne Burbridge
      Dwayne Burbridge  Жыл бұрын +1

      That’s what I saw as well (grew up in MT and WA). Keep going with it!

  • Nate Dawg
    Nate Dawg  Жыл бұрын +1

    Its not a forge, its a mad scientist lab...🙃 I appreciate the experiments...reminds me of Rocky Mountain brook trout.

  • Kevin Lawson
    Kevin Lawson  Жыл бұрын +1

    Think of doing this in reverse? Do the darker pattern by using iron ball bearings?

  • roomwithapointofview
    roomwithapointofview  Жыл бұрын +1

    Look like bullet holes.
    What if you used a thicker piece, 3''x3'' perhaps, and drilled almost all the way through and then filled the holes with old drill bits and powder steel?

  • JaggedLil Saint
    JaggedLil Saint  Жыл бұрын +1

    Maybe try on a smaller scale and by that i mean half the length with fewer holes but bigger holes and larger bearings so you can try grinding different shapes out of the bearings

  • stephen johnson
    stephen johnson  Жыл бұрын +2

    bullet hole damascus looks really cool.

  • Bigfoot Dude
    Bigfoot Dude  Жыл бұрын +1

    Cool video, I think you should call it the chicken pox pattern lol anyway I liked it. Maybe it could be used to make a straight razor?

  • Raven Thylacine
    Raven Thylacine 6 ай бұрын

    What if you tried reo instead of ball bearings ?

  • Bill Hatcher
    Bill Hatcher  Жыл бұрын +2

    It's a.lot of work but it you put three or four of them together and worked it pretty much the dots would stretch and compress and do it with diferent types or base metal it would be nice if you could afford to put the time in 👍

  • Heavymetalweld 805
    Heavymetalweld 805  Жыл бұрын +1

    Make your holes big enough for 2-3 ball bearings.

  • BigGameTex
    BigGameTex  Жыл бұрын +1

    Make a cheeta pattern but the main bar you drill be a cool Damascus pattern

  • Hannable
    Hannable  Жыл бұрын

    Can you fold it over and forge it together?

  • Brett 567
    Brett 567  Жыл бұрын +1

    I think you just need bigger spots these look more like it's been shot with a .22

  • title10
    title10  Жыл бұрын

    When those bearing didn't make it in, "what happened, did your bearings fall off"- Heath Ledger Joker, ran through my head

    PHILLIP WHITMORE 5 ай бұрын

    Not a cheetah but looks alot like a bullet hole pattern. I think it's pretty cool. Gun owners might love to own a bullet hole pattern bowie knife. Or anyone just I to something diffrent.

  • Sooner Frac
    Sooner Frac  Жыл бұрын +1

    Maybe as cladding on a San Mai?

  • Draxis Stormshadow
    Draxis Stormshadow  Жыл бұрын +1

    try this, get a 15n20 plate 1 1/2 inch wide by 8 inches long by 1/2 inch thick from the 1/2 inch thick part drill 1/4 inch holes 1/4 inch apart, then insert 1/4 inch 1095 rod into holes and tac weld in place, and forge like patern welded steel to 1/4 inch thick

  • Kris Klinger
    Kris Klinger  Жыл бұрын

    I’d like to see you fold this over a few times and make a knife

  • Kassio G.
    Kassio G. 6 ай бұрын

    You could make some neat flowers with this technique

  • Paul Aguirre
    Paul Aguirre  Жыл бұрын +1

    if you had a plasma torch you could just blow out random holes lol

    • Fire Creek Forge
      Fire Creek Forge   Жыл бұрын +1

      Yes, although the holes have to be clean to forge weld, not sure if that would be an issue or not with a plasma torch

  • jdhcpo
    jdhcpo  Жыл бұрын +1

    Easiest thing is to change the name. Don’t call it cheetah pattern!

  • William Weaver
    William Weaver 8 ай бұрын +1

    Bullet Hole Pattern!!!! I like it!

  • E1337Jerk
    E1337Jerk  Жыл бұрын +1

    I thinknu should add it into some other Damascus u make.

  • Craig Voisin
    Craig Voisin  Жыл бұрын +2

    you could call that one " bullet hole " damascus ?


    Cut, layer and twist it. Well that's my thought.

  • derrick guthrie
    derrick guthrie  Жыл бұрын +1

    Cool idea

  • troy franson
    troy franson  Жыл бұрын +1

    I thought it looks like the spots on a trout.

  • Jerry Sanchez
    Jerry Sanchez 6 ай бұрын +1

    I'd call it "bullet hole" Damascus

  • Dale Thorson
    Dale Thorson  Жыл бұрын +1

    Looks like a shotgun pattern. Like on an old country road sign.

  • Mean Dean
    Mean Dean  Жыл бұрын +1

    bullet holes!!! :) ... very cool pattern

  • Kelly Green
    Kelly Green  Жыл бұрын +1

    Call it bullet hole damascus. That fits donut?

  • James Bond
    James Bond  Жыл бұрын

    Why load the bearings by spoon

  • Bryan Peeler
    Bryan Peeler  Жыл бұрын +1

    I like the pattern, oh well, live and learn, huh?

  • Mihai Ioan Maroiu
    Mihai Ioan Maroiu  Жыл бұрын

    love this, you've got alot of golden ideas. one thing tho'.... used you're freaking fingers to put the bb's in next time, please! it saves time :P

  • OG-Dankster
    OG-Dankster  Жыл бұрын +1

    Next make tiger pattern damascus

  • Amber Comer
    Amber Comer  Жыл бұрын

    Nice work maybe call is cell or virus Damascus though

  • wizzlefits
    wizzlefits  Жыл бұрын

    Cut it up, stack it, twist it and make a pocket knife. ;)

  • Lost Man
    Lost Man  Жыл бұрын +1

    Fried eggs. Needs bacon strips next time. Perfect camp chef knife.

  • 4you2pac
    4you2pac  Жыл бұрын

    Hahha safe the time and just make the holes round lol

  • AStorm OfWrenches
    AStorm OfWrenches  Жыл бұрын +1

    Oh I got some ideas for similiar patterns.

  • Ron Simpson
    Ron Simpson  Жыл бұрын +1

    Do another and then do a san mai.

  • 4you2pac
    4you2pac  Жыл бұрын

    It was way to cold in the machine

  • Ian williams
    Ian williams  Жыл бұрын

    G'Day,,nice idea,,just a suggestion,,as I know fuck all about forging and forge welding,,
    but drill your holes and fill with different welding electrodes,,ya know a little stainless and some hard facing stuff,,thnk the uneven weld will give you your pattern,
    now whether you fill your holes with weld or just cut peice to go between plates,,

  • ryan blystone
    ryan blystone  Жыл бұрын +1

    Still cool

  • Eric Godswill
    Eric Godswill  Жыл бұрын +1


  • David Reiss
    David Reiss  Жыл бұрын

    ...you *do* know that cheetahs don't have rosette patterned spots, right? Leopards and jaguars do.

  • sam ziegler
    sam ziegler  Жыл бұрын

    FFS. This is a lot of effort. How about you take a bar of steel and carve grooves down the length, slice it into discs, use that as spots, put them in a canister.

  • James Jackson
    James Jackson  Жыл бұрын +1

    Looks like frog eggs. Frogs are cooler than Cheetah's anyway.

    NOBODY  Жыл бұрын

    Tweezers man... Zzz

  • Martha Fakka😝😇
    Martha Fakka😝😇  Жыл бұрын +1