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Forging A Big Bowie Knife From Canister Damascus!! How to Make Ball Bearing Pattern, Knifemaking


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  • ta2dmacabre Whyuwannano
    ta2dmacabre Whyuwannano 2 жыл бұрын +10

    FINALLY!!!! As a knife maker and machinist for over 35 years, I watch everyone’s video on knife making and the heat treating methods they use. Hundreds of videos and YOU were the ONLY one I seen continuously moving the blade during quenching to prevent vapor lock on the blade... GREAT job... blade looks AWESOME. Job well done

    • ta2dmacabre Whyuwannano
      ta2dmacabre Whyuwannano 2 жыл бұрын +1

      I’ve seen too many just stick the knife into the quench oil and just let it sit there....
      Again, GREAT job!!!

    • Fire Creek Forge
      Fire Creek Forge  2 жыл бұрын +3

      Thanks! Yes, immediate and continuous agitation in the quench is key!

  • Boz Norris
    Boz Norris Ай бұрын +1

    Fair play mate out of all the people I follow on KZclip who make knives you're the best one by far!! Your explanation throughout the whole process is next level 💪🤙 I thoroughly enjoy watching your videos, keep up the amazing work 😁🤙

  • rxmclaren7
    rxmclaren7 2 жыл бұрын +4

    new sub...love watching blacksmithing...it is always interesting to take a material that is seen as immovable and mold it to your will...great job...cant wait to see more!

  • Thomas Russell
    Thomas Russell 2 жыл бұрын +4

    Awesome looking pattern. I definitely want to see the finished blade.

  • Cal s
    Cal s 2 жыл бұрын +2

    That pattern came out really nice! I did not expect it to be that good looking at the start of the video but it looks great!

  • wesson357
    wesson357 9 ай бұрын +2

    I'm new here and glad I found this. So satisfying to watch. I'm curious and maybe there is a reason. Could you mix the 2 different size ball bearings? I think that would be cool

  • Tyrell Knifeworks
    Tyrell Knifeworks 2 жыл бұрын +3

    Looks good! If you want more of a scale pattern, don't add the powdered steel, just use the ball bearings. Or just wet the bearings and "powder" them with steel before you put them in the can but don't fill it with powder. Then when you press them they form together. It makes a nice pattern. Also the 52100 needs to be worked really hot or you get cracking like you had when pressing the billet. Looks like you got them all ground out though. Nice job and great blade!

    • Fire Creek Forge
      Fire Creek Forge  2 жыл бұрын

      Thanks! I soaked the can for about 15+ minutes so I think I had enough heat but maybe the corners cooled off enough, not sure if it's that or something else. Fortunately it was just surface imperfections..

  • Adam Keith
    Adam Keith 2 жыл бұрын +10

    I want to see the rest of this. The blade has a unique pattern. Looks great.

  • Something It
    Something It 2 жыл бұрын +3

    That blade is jaw dropping, you did a great job on it.

  • JiveDadson
    JiveDadson  Жыл бұрын +1

    Now that lead white is strictly controlled, white paint is usually made with titanium dioxide and/or zinc oxide. The latter tends to de-laminate, which might be a good thing for this application. Sunscreen and toothpaste often contain those pigments too.

  • Robert Cushing
    Robert Cushing 2 жыл бұрын +4

    This was cool to watch. Your explanation as you prepared your canister answered a few questions I've always had about how and why it's done the way it is. Nice work. Thank you.

    • Glenn Tillema
      Glenn Tillema  Жыл бұрын

      Same, I see a lot of blacksmiths use this method and they don't explain at all why they're doing it. Nice to see it laid out here!

    • Fire Creek Forge
      Fire Creek Forge  2 жыл бұрын +1

      Good deal, thanks for watching!

  • Heavy_Forge
    Heavy_Forge 2 жыл бұрын +12

    Right on!! That blade looks awesome!! I ditched mild steel tubing a long time ago and started using stainless tubing. I just did a Viking axe from a 3x3x5” can.🔥⚒💪🏻

    • Heavy_Forge
      Heavy_Forge 2 жыл бұрын +7

      @Fire Creek Forge the sheet like you used is a little cheaper I believe. But ss tubing is readily available where I live. But yeah the billet will literally fall right out of the tubing.

    • Fire Creek Forge
      Fire Creek Forge  2 жыл бұрын +3

      Cool! Is that SS tubing expensive? I haven't looked into it, but that sounds like a good idea

  • Ross Tait
    Ross Tait Ай бұрын +1

    My kid and I love watching your videos! They are so instructive and fascinating to watch. You have helped this man bond with his 6 year old. Awesome job!

    • Ross Tait
      Ross Tait Ай бұрын +1

      @Fire Creek Forge we really like when you do mosaic Damascus.

    • Fire Creek Forge
      Fire Creek Forge  Ай бұрын

      That's awesome, thank you sir

  • Blakkbiird
    Blakkbiird 10 ай бұрын +1

    That pattern turned out gorgeous! I'd like to see something like that in San Mai with a O1 core or something similar.

  • Matt Volkien
    Matt Volkien 2 жыл бұрын +3

    Beautiful. Id love to see you make a tamascus blade. Supposedly super hard to do but they look insanely beautiful. New subscriber now for sure.

    • Fire Creek Forge
      Fire Creek Forge  2 жыл бұрын +1

      @Traxion thanks!

    • Traxion
      Traxion 2 жыл бұрын +2

      I second this idea and love how detailed your explanations are

    • Fire Creek Forge
      Fire Creek Forge  2 жыл бұрын +1

      That sounds like a neat idea. Thanks for watching and subscribing!

  • Family Fence Co.
    Family Fence Co. 7 ай бұрын +2

    Man that was just crazy to look at I love it !!!!
    What’s a blade like that cost ? Roughly, any one ?

  • MrSoloun
    MrSoloun 2 жыл бұрын +1

    That pattern looks kewl, will be interesting how you work that with the guard and handle to continue the theme or not :)

  • Erik Courtney
    Erik Courtney 2 жыл бұрын +1

    I love the stainless foil method. Great looking blade.

    • Fire Creek Forge
      Fire Creek Forge  2 жыл бұрын +1

      Thanks! I didn't get a super tight wrap so had some powder leak out and weld to the can a little bit, but nothing too bad.

  • Riaan Nel
    Riaan Nel 4 ай бұрын +2

    Dude, you almost gave me a heart attack at 04:39 with the sound of a car's wheels screeching. I thought someone lost control and was coming for my front wall !!
    I love your channel !! Very interesting work you do

  • Bryan Peeler
    Bryan Peeler 2 жыл бұрын +5

    Man oh man, that is going to be a beautiful knife when you get finished with it! Good video! Thanks for posting this video!

  • Mattias Backman
    Mattias Backman 2 жыл бұрын +1

    I like to watch your videos. You allways try to comments what you do and i pick up alot of usefull things in my own work derived from you. Thank you

  • Nicholas Eedy
    Nicholas Eedy 2 жыл бұрын +3

    Cannot wait to see what you do with the handle and guard to match such a great pattern. The hole you drilled allows air to escape?

  • S N
    S N 2 ай бұрын +1

    that blade looks awesome!!

    M&S BLADES 2 жыл бұрын +1

    That is a very nice pattern i wonder how hard it would be to do by hand.. I think if you kept the temp up higher when you were foirging on the press it would have not cracked like that. was prob cooling at a faster rate creating seperation at the extremitys of the stock.. Cheers Martin

    • Fire Creek Forge
      Fire Creek Forge  2 жыл бұрын +1

      This would be a challenge to do by hand, but possible I suppose. I tend to thing the cracks were evidence of slight voids in the can, as I kept it near a welding heat on all forging passes in the can.

  • Billy Dunne
    Billy Dunne 6 ай бұрын

    Hey mate, as an old school Boilermaker (Ozzy not pommy) you could save yourself some grief with the capping if you just made the caps a couple of mills (say 40-50 thou) smaller than the widest section of your canister. Then you can get a nice neat (quick) corner-to-corner weld.

  • Wright Family
    Wright Family 2 жыл бұрын +3

    Check out Big Dog Forge, he uses a stainless tube with mild steel caps . They seem to weld together securely. It might be something to try.

    • Fire Creek Forge
      Fire Creek Forge  2 жыл бұрын

      @fighterx good to know

    • fighterx
      fighterx 2 жыл бұрын +2

      Could tig weld it using 309 L wire. Its made specifically to weld mild steel to stainless.

    • Fire Creek Forge
      Fire Creek Forge  2 жыл бұрын

      Sounds like a good idea

  • John Carver
    John Carver 2 жыл бұрын +1

    nice looking "overlay" pattern, very nice finish.

  • Kimberly Porton
    Kimberly Porton  Жыл бұрын +2

    Is this stainless steel foil the same type you’d use to heat treat? Knife came out amazing, by the way.

  • DT
    DT 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Stellar craftsmanship!

  • Russel Layton
    Russel Layton  Жыл бұрын

    Very cool pattern!

  • Andre Johnson
    Andre Johnson 2 жыл бұрын +2

    Nice one! The quench scene was perfect asmr 👍🏻

  • John Johnson
    John Johnson 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Awesome pattern on that one!!

  • Noe osorio
    Noe osorio  Жыл бұрын

    Muy buen trabajo

  • Johnnie Dement
    Johnnie Dement 2 жыл бұрын +2

    My gosh what a gorgeous hunk of steel,awesome shop you have there too my friend!

  • I8D0M8A
    I8D0M8A 2 жыл бұрын +2

    Good video brother keep em coming!

  • Robert
    Robert 10 ай бұрын

    You do a great job.

  • Shin Lona
    Shin Lona 2 жыл бұрын +1

    I've recently became interested in metallurgy, not necessarily in forging myself, just to get a better understanding of the processes involved. You hit it with the grinder again after you drew it out on the power hammer... Would it have been possible to reheat and work the metal more? I'm just curious as to the reason why it was removed.
    - Due to the outside having impurities?
    - Practicality (Not worth the work)?
    - Or was it to preserve the pattern?
    Perhaps some combination of those factors. Anyway, it seems to have turned out rather well.

    • Shin Lona
      Shin Lona 2 жыл бұрын +1

      @Fire Creek Forge Gotcha. That's kind of what I was thinking. Thanks for the info.

    • Fire Creek Forge
      Fire Creek Forge  2 жыл бұрын

      Thanks! In this case grinding out the surface cracks is really the only way to get the piece to a desirable condition. Getting those cracks to close up with forge welding is technically possible, but not worth the trouble.

    PHILLIP WHITMORE  Жыл бұрын +1

    Cool knife. What was the nickel content of the powdered steel?

  • Alan Martinez
    Alan Martinez 2 жыл бұрын +2

    hey man! nice videos! about ball bearings in a canister..... keep the metal really hot.... they develop cracks otherwise... i've used big bearings for some knives and they tend to crack when underheated.... i do not know why.... maybe stresses from manufacturing? maybe those are the cracks you saw when drawing it out after taking of the canister... keep it up man!

  • NJB aquatics
    NJB aquatics 10 ай бұрын

    In my experience if you just go ahead and work the billet with the jacket still on. The whole thing comes together a lot better far less inclusions. And the jacket comes away naturally admittedly I do use white out not the method you used but can’t see it being any different. Also when I put the cap on the canister I chuck it in the press before welding. That one thing alone has made a world of difference to the quality of the final product

  • Lee Mitchell
    Lee Mitchell  Жыл бұрын

    If you made your own tubing with alternating 1095, 5n20 etc eliminating stripping the can off? Would it help with production? Would the time savings offset the cost of materials?

  • NuxWorxKnives
    NuxWorxKnives 2 жыл бұрын +4

    You can also just cut a 45 on two opposing corners and it comes off a lot easier.

  • Ryan Harris
    Ryan Harris  Жыл бұрын +1

    Have you tried the white out method to help separate the steel from the outside?

  • Baron Clime
    Baron Clime 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Curious. Did the steel powder act as a fluxing material? I would have figured adding some borax or something to flux would have been in order. Cool knife though. It's going to be a beauty when finished.

    • Fire Creek Forge
      Fire Creek Forge  2 жыл бұрын +1

      Flux is only used in an open atmosphere forge weld, in this case the steel was protected from oxygen inside the can so no oxidation/scale

  • J Blue Forge
    J Blue Forge 2 жыл бұрын +2

    Geat video they are getting better and the blade look great

  • Lazy J Metal Works
    Lazy J Metal Works 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Where did you get the steel powder with the Nickle content? I've made a similar pattern, but only had 1084 powder and 52100 ball bearings so the pattern did not have much contrast. Beautiful blade by the way. Thanks

    • Fire Creek Forge
      Fire Creek Forge  2 жыл бұрын +2

      Thanks! I got it from Jantz Supply, knifemaking dot com

  • The#1NateDawg
    The#1NateDawg 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Man that is wicked cool. Took every free minute i had since earlier this afternoon to watch it, but I enjoyed it. It's gunna be an amazing and beautiful tool....sadly, probably not mine. I'm going cry myself to sleep

  • Karin Slagveld
    Karin Slagveld 3 ай бұрын

    Your video's are amazing 👍

  • Intellectual Iconoclasm
    Intellectual Iconoclasm 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Titanium or Zinc oxides are commonly used as weld prevention.

  • Victor Jara
    Victor Jara 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Esta fantástico

  • o0Dread0o
    o0Dread0o  Жыл бұрын +1

    great vid! also, man your anvil is really quiet.. Any videos on how you got the sound to be so dampened?

    • Fire Creek Forge
      Fire Creek Forge   Жыл бұрын +1

      I have it spiked down solid (RR spikes) to a big stump of wood, then I put a set of tire chains around the base. It also has great rebound from being mounted solidly to that extra mass of the stump, I think.

  • Brent Urquhart
    Brent Urquhart  Жыл бұрын +1

    I don’t understand why all those Bladesmiths on forge in fire don’t use this technique. It’s way easier than using whiteout.

  • Daniel Beaver
    Daniel Beaver 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Ahhh the pains of welding with an AC buzz box. 😂

  • PiZLe TwizzLer
    PiZLe TwizzLer 9 ай бұрын

    @7:00 ...you'll wanna pre-drill a vent hole in each end-cap before welding the canister closed. Any moisture inside your materials could turn that canister into a "pipe-bomb", real fast! Safety first, gents!

  • Guy Wilson
    Guy Wilson 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Cool I hope I see it's for sale before others lol cause of love to have it

  • April Cory
    April Cory 2 жыл бұрын


  • Mwwright79
    Mwwright79 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Which powder did you use on this, the 2 or 4%? I’ve been looking at that product and been on the fence on which to get. If you mentioned it, I didn’t catch it and apologize

    • Fire Creek Forge
      Fire Creek Forge  2 жыл бұрын

      @Mwwright79 cool!

    • Mwwright79
      Mwwright79 2 жыл бұрын +1

      @Fire Creek Forge Nice, I really liked the outcome you achieved, will be trying soon. Thank you!

    • Fire Creek Forge
      Fire Creek Forge  2 жыл бұрын

      This is the 4%

  • outbackladas
    outbackladas 2 жыл бұрын +2

    Nice pattern, should be an impressive knife when finished. Regards from down under.

  • Jamie
    Jamie  Жыл бұрын +1


  • Calista Korb
    Calista Korb 7 ай бұрын

    Beautiful knife

  • Вадим Кузнецов
    Вадим Кузнецов  Жыл бұрын

    ... какой красивый рисунок получается из шариков у тебя псэпшские руки и сюшмакуртническая голова, ты плюртник правильно- хороший мастер!!!

  • Jeremy S
    Jeremy S 2 жыл бұрын +3

    I'd be curious to see how you'd do on Forged In Fire

    • Fire Creek Forge
      Fire Creek Forge   Жыл бұрын

      @trith72 thanks!

    • trith72
      trith72  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Fire Creek Forge Just went back and watched the episode, you kicked ass. Awesome work man!

    • Jeremy S
      Jeremy S 2 жыл бұрын +2

      @Fire Creek Forge haven't seen that season yet, I will have to check it out

    • Fire Creek Forge
      Fire Creek Forge  2 жыл бұрын +2

      Thanks, I was on Season 6 Episode 8

  • swm122758
    swm122758 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Do you think that mixing the two sphere sizes would have mucked up the final product?

    • Fire Creek Forge
      Fire Creek Forge  2 жыл бұрын +1

      I'm sure you could mix and match bearing sizes

  • Peyote Pete
    Peyote Pete 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Good job!

  • Glenn Queener
    Glenn Queener 2 жыл бұрын +2

    beautiful work

  • Nate Bowman
    Nate Bowman 2 жыл бұрын +1

    I wonder what was up with all those inclusions in his canister weld, was it the alloys in the steel? Did he not allow it to soak long enough at a forge weld temperature? Beautiful blade though.

    • Fire Creek Forge
      Fire Creek Forge  2 жыл бұрын +1

      I don't really know, I think perhaps the corners didn't get enough pressure during the weld since the can had rounded corners and my dies have sharp corners, leaving a small void between the dies and the can at the top and bottom corners.

  • Arch 5281
    Arch 5281 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Looking gorgeous

  • Lost Man
    Lost Man  Жыл бұрын

    Did you clean the bearings in acetone or alcohol? They probably have a light coat of machine oil on them.

  • Drunk Dog Artwork
    Drunk Dog Artwork 2 жыл бұрын +4

    i would love to see this again but try giving the billet a twist

  • Lee Mitchell
    Lee Mitchell  Жыл бұрын +1

    What if you're tube was a hardnable steel and maybe smaller diameter and stacked in a pattern so after squished you can cut tile's for a mosaic pattern?

  • lucas johnson
    lucas johnson 2 жыл бұрын +9

    can u do a vid. where it's just making damascus with random pieses of steel u find around the shop. and u can only use same thing once!!

  • Angler Seawolf
    Angler Seawolf  Жыл бұрын +1

    Are those chrome G25 bearings? I thought they were, but was surprised they etched dark.

    • Fire Creek Forge
      Fire Creek Forge   Жыл бұрын +1

      yep. The small amount of chromium doesn't make a difference

  • Collector
    Collector 8 ай бұрын +1

    Gidday mate, have you thought about warming your powdered steel in a pot to see if it flows better when putting it in the can.

  • douro20
    douro20 5 ай бұрын

    What kind of steel is the powder?

  • Dmm Dmm543
    Dmm Dmm543 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Could you share the specs on your hydraulic press. I want to make one as fast as yours. Motor HP & rpm.Pump rpm, flow & pressure. Along with ram piston diameter will do it. Thanks !

    • Fire Creek Forge
      Fire Creek Forge  2 жыл бұрын +1

      You bet, here's the link to a video I did on it: kzclip.org/video/sujJoG5pVj4/бейне.html

  • Warren Gibbons
    Warren Gibbons 7 ай бұрын


  • Willie Devine
    Willie Devine 7 ай бұрын

    Very nice 👌

  • Dagnar Odinsson
    Dagnar Odinsson  Жыл бұрын

    Another blacksmith I watch, Shurap, adds spices to the mix before sealing the top. Literal spices, like pepper.

  • Huntin Trail Metals
    Huntin Trail Metals 2 жыл бұрын +1

    I use white out and it works perfectly fine too

    • Fire Creek Forge
      Fire Creek Forge  2 жыл бұрын

      Cool, yeah I just had the stainless foil scraps already so I used that this time

  • wavelengthdesigns
    wavelengthdesigns 2 жыл бұрын +1

    I am actually looking for a damascus bowie from a knife maker or blacksmith. What would be an approximate price on something like this?

  • Richard White
    Richard White 5 ай бұрын +1

    watching Oct. 2022 / man you have learn a lot since this old video !! have seen some of your recent videos

  • Donald Duck
    Donald Duck 2 жыл бұрын +1

    I'm not a smith, but one thing i see a lot of videos of where people make mistakes is, i didn't see you clean your ball bearings. sometimes they have a rust inhibitor that can cause to delaminations in the weld. did you clean off the bearings off camera?

    • Fire Creek Forge
      Fire Creek Forge  2 жыл бұрын

      I see. These were clean and dry, everything went together fine. Good to know, different suppliers likely may ship on hem in different condition

  • Redstag300wsm 180np
    Redstag300wsm 180np 2 жыл бұрын +2

    Love a big blade

  • Necroticus
    Necroticus  Жыл бұрын +1

    not sure why, but hammering off the slag is the most satisfying part of stick welding. and chipping it off to reveal a stack of perfectly spaced dimes, chef's kiss.

  • greg newfoundland
    greg newfoundland  Жыл бұрын


  • Jake Williams
    Jake Williams 2 жыл бұрын +3

    Your like a mountain man. How did you grow such a bushy beard so quickly.

  • Jeffrey Redinger
    Jeffrey Redinger 2 жыл бұрын +1

    I'm new to forging but would it not help with the forge welding of the bearings to each other, if you clean the bearings first before putting them in the can?

    • Fire Creek Forge
      Fire Creek Forge  2 жыл бұрын

      @Jeffrey Redinger thank you!

    • Jeffrey Redinger
      Jeffrey Redinger 2 жыл бұрын +1

      @Fire Creek Forge i thought they might be, but wasn't sure & it looked like it forge welded really good. That scale pattern looks beautiful

    • Fire Creek Forge
      Fire Creek Forge  2 жыл бұрын

      These ones are clean, as they are new.

  • Lemon Squeezy
    Lemon Squeezy 2 жыл бұрын +3

    Makes you wonder how folks forged steel before power grinders and hammers

    • warr malaski
      warr malaski 2 жыл бұрын +1

      Power hammers replaced 9 hammer men with 5 to 8 lbs sledgehammers. Who worked in three-man shifts. When one team got tired the next team switched in.
      As for the power grinders, they were powered by wind, water, or treadmill.

  • Huntin Trail Metals
    Huntin Trail Metals 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Really nice pattern

  • Wolf Party
    Wolf Party 2 жыл бұрын +3

    Good lord!! I swear your beard is getting bigger and bigger between every video...!!🤣🤣
    Great job on the build maaan!!!
    Can’t wait for the 4.5 ish hammer!!
    Thanks man!!!

    • Wolf Party
      Wolf Party 2 жыл бұрын +1

      @Fire Creek Forge thanks maaan!! I love how the blade came out

    • Fire Creek Forge
      Fire Creek Forge  2 жыл бұрын +2

      Haha, thanks. Yep I've gotta make a punch for the press and then give it a go

  • Lerros
    Lerros 2 жыл бұрын

    8:03 i like this part, idk why

  • Mauro Vigil
    Mauro Vigil  Жыл бұрын +1

    Where do you source that ball bearings?

  • Andy Roo
    Andy Roo 2 жыл бұрын +1

    You probably needed more heat for your initial forge weld...get that thing to a yellow heat and literally smoking hot when welding, and don't bother trying to close cold shuts unless you're at a welding heat or you'll just end up with inclusions. Looks like you had it just hot enough to get it welded but you would have had less to grind off and more good steel if you had it hotter for your weld.
    You can also paint the inside of your canister with liquid paper or a paint containing titanium oxide instead of lining it with stainless foil.
    Cool pattern and nice shape on the blade too.

    • Andy Roo
      Andy Roo 2 жыл бұрын

      @Fire Creek Forge Sounds a bit full on but for cans they need a lot of time, the bulk of that steel looked good, it probably only needed another 5 minutes.

    • Fire Creek Forge
      Fire Creek Forge  2 жыл бұрын

      Thanks! I soaked the can for 15+ minutes, not sure why that happened..

  • Paul Robertson
    Paul Robertson 2 жыл бұрын +3

    I watched Jason knight do this, he sandblasted the can inside and out then got some spray paint with titanium in it and the can came right off

    • Fire Creek Forge
      Fire Creek Forge  2 жыл бұрын

      @Paul Robertson I had some me powder steel leakage from the ss wrap the way I did it, the paint method wouldn't have that problem so it’s probably better...

    • Paul Robertson
      Paul Robertson 2 жыл бұрын +1

      @Fire Creek Forge you're method worked great too

    • Fire Creek Forge
      Fire Creek Forge  2 жыл бұрын +1

      Yeah I've seen that

  • Andrew Dehne
    Andrew Dehne  Жыл бұрын +1

    Derivative is now in my vocabulary. Thanks lol.

  • Rafi Ben Avi
    Rafi Ben Avi 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Eliyahu, nice work...Out of curiosity, what are the 2 types of steel used? You never mentioned it specifically...Btw, how's things brother??

    • Rafi Ben Avi
      Rafi Ben Avi 2 жыл бұрын

      @Fire Creek Forge ...You may want to look up knife steel needs and their article on D2...Interesting stuff...

    • Fire Creek Forge
      Fire Creek Forge  2 жыл бұрын

      @Rafi Ben Avi haha well I've never heard of CPM steel being available in the pre finished form...

    • Rafi Ben Avi
      Rafi Ben Avi 2 жыл бұрын +1

      @Fire Creek Forge ...Well CPMD2 is the better version of Regular D2 and it is in powdered form then heat treated and cryogenically tempered...Now I'm not positive us mere mortals can get the powdered form...YOU'RE the Blacksmith and Knife maker, you tell me!! Lol...

    • Fire Creek Forge
      Fire Creek Forge  2 жыл бұрын

      @Rafi Ben Avi what in the world.? Can you actually get d2 powder?

    • Rafi Ben Avi
      Rafi Ben Avi 2 жыл бұрын

      @Fire Creek Forge ...👍 Great! See how it works with CPMD2...The blade will be harder and more abrasion resistant along with greater rust resistance...It'll also be sharper...You may have to heat it a little longer with a couple of more heats and the steel may need to be a little hotter when you quench it, along with a little hotter tempering cycles...It'll be damn near indestructible if you do it right, which I'm sure you will...Now, if you make it with a Seal Pup design with Thunderstorm Kevlar Scales, I'm SURE I know someone who'll buy it immediately!! 😉 Lol...How does that sound Eliyahu??!!

  • stigmajosh
    stigmajosh 7 ай бұрын

    Does anyone use a high carbon steel can to do this to not worry about the mild steel? Do they/can they even make a high carbon can?