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New Method For Pattern Welded Damascus Steel Knife Blade, Blacksmithing And Knifemaking

  • Жарияланды 2021 ж. 26 Там.

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  • Sam Sokach
    Sam Sokach  Жыл бұрын +5

    I love the increasingly precariously balanced fire brick forge doors on these YTer blacksmith videos!

  • Stephen Lockwood
    Stephen Lockwood  Жыл бұрын +3

    Two Thoughts: 1) as far as the posts of 1080 powdered steele, you might think of drilling 3/4 of the distance from top to bottom, and offset the post from the opposite direction. 2) You might want to try a longer and narrower piece of high carbon for the base.

  • jerry henderson
    jerry henderson  Жыл бұрын +11

    As long as your holes aren't directly across from each other you should be able to drill almost right through . Unless you want a separation for looks or something .

    • gex1983
      gex1983  Жыл бұрын +2

      I was looking for this comment. But that would also get rid of any solid center.

    • johan
      johan  Жыл бұрын +3

      That's exactly what I thought.

  • Red Beard Ops
    Red Beard Ops  Жыл бұрын +5

    Yep! Never seen that before! Looks good man. With some tweaks I bet you can get those designs deeper towards the center. Very cool

  • Leonard Cavaretta
    Leonard Cavaretta  Жыл бұрын +1

    Awesome concept and knife. Since you alternated the holes on each side, you can still past center to within 1" of the edge to get longer powdered metal lines in the finished product.

  • jess carroll
    jess carroll  Жыл бұрын +5

    Pretty interesting idea! Maybe drilling all the way through, and crisscrossing the holes will do something cool!

  • patrick dean
    patrick dean  Жыл бұрын +20

    you could drill all the way through tap the holes and use bolts with a high nickel content and maybe twist the billet for something that might be interesting

    • Bobby Hempel
      Bobby Hempel  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Tom nice.

    • Bobby Hempel
      Bobby Hempel  Жыл бұрын +1

      Interesting indeed.

    • Tom
      Tom  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Mike Ford My son brought me over 2 dozen stainless steel pony rods off of oilfield frac pumps. They are about 2’ long and 2” in diameter.

    • Mike Ford
      Mike Ford  Жыл бұрын +1

      309L Stainless bolts would work well. Expensive, but they'd work

    • Tom
      Tom  Жыл бұрын +1

      That’s some great thinking!

  • Brian Hershberger
    Brian Hershberger  Жыл бұрын +6

    “I’m as excited to see it as both of you are”.... lol. You crack me up! I like the concept!!

  • Mr16bit
    Mr16bit  Жыл бұрын +1

    Great idea. I am sure lots of potential with varying drill widths, depths and angles.

  • Aaron kreger
    Aaron kreger  Жыл бұрын +1

    Neat little project! Always curious to see what you come up with next!

  • James McDaniel
    James McDaniel  Жыл бұрын +1

    the best part here is the discovery and explanation. no mistakes, just lessons and experience.

  • Widney Burton
    Widney Burton  Жыл бұрын

    You should try this again but instead of a 1/8 inch center space, make them the exact same depth but continue to alternate the holes like you did on this one. That way you can get them as close as possible. I imagine that you'll still have an empty space if you do it this way, as sure even if you go the same depth, there will still be some tiny amount of material in the center to create some form of separation. This is an awesome concept and I think that you might be on to something

  • Che Coleman
    Che Coleman  Жыл бұрын

    Man I really think that given a few more attempts this could really lead to something great. maybe drill the holes closer together and have them end past the mid point of the billet so they pass eachother (does that make sense?) and maybe use smaller, and more holes.
    I really like this idea.

  • cae247
    cae247  Жыл бұрын +2

    Instead of drilling holes into the top and bottom id be curious about taking a die grinder and cutting trenches along the side and filling with the powdered steel and then doing the rest of the forge welding steps and then you could essentially design your pattern to be what you want although you'd have to consider the squish from forging obviously but it could definitely create something fun. Also it might be fun to cut and restack for another forge weld to further the pattern. Thanks for sharing its definitely a neat idea💡 💥 🔥 🔨 💧 🔪

  • Bigfoot Dude
    Bigfoot Dude  Жыл бұрын +1

    Great video and I think you have something interesting here. It looks like a saw tooth pattern. I bet you can make some really awesome blades in that pattern when you get the right technique figured out. I love the way it looks.

  • Randy Richard In The Shop
    Randy Richard In The Shop  Жыл бұрын +1

    Nice experiment. Do you think if the powdered steel were to extend deeper through the knife would the blade be easier to break or fracture? I like the idea and pattern. What about just pressing in solid rod into the holes, of a contrasting alloy of course. Thank yo for sharing your concept.

  • Bryson Alden
    Bryson Alden  Жыл бұрын +2

    Good experiment, and thanks for sharing it with us. Can't say I'm too fond of the pattern, but I can see the potential once you tweak the process.

    • Fire Creek Forge
      Fire Creek Forge   Жыл бұрын

      Yeah, it didn't turn out like I envisioned, but I think it has potential. Thanks for watching

  • Nate Dawg
    Nate Dawg  Жыл бұрын +1

    Awesome experiment. Can't wait to see where you go with this. 👍🏻

  • shadymaint1
    shadymaint1  Жыл бұрын +3

    Instead of using powered metal to fill the holes you could friction fit some round stock instead. It would stay in place while it was forge welded.

  • Heinrich Styer
    Heinrich Styer  Жыл бұрын +1

    Concept has a lot of potential. I can envision a tiger striped blade that would be incredible.

  • chad cooper
    chad cooper  Жыл бұрын +5

    What if you put layers in the holes like powdered steel then a nickel sheet followed by copper then nickel and powdered steel. It's like the Damascus with a copper streak running through it. I know you need nickel in between copper to make it stick to steel at least

  • Josh Schneider
    Josh Schneider  Жыл бұрын +3

    Bigger and more detailed version could be done on a small metal mill with infinite possible variety. This is super nifty.

  • frie jemi
    frie jemi  Жыл бұрын +1

    The top holes and the bottom holes should have both reached the center line, by that I mean no Gap! And using smaller holes with less gap between might be better. Hope it turns out great

  • Robert R
    Robert R  Жыл бұрын +1

    I have a suggestion. use a slightly smaller drill bit.Drill from both sides like you did but instead of stopping at about an eighth of and inch from the middle stop about an eighth of and inch from the opposite side alternating the holes from either side.

  • Honza Ženíšek
    Honza Ženíšek  Жыл бұрын

    Moc hezké a velmi zajímavé 👍🏻

  • Bobby
    Bobby  Жыл бұрын +2

    “A” + for your efforts 👌

  • Cuan Ham
    Cuan Ham  Жыл бұрын

    Very cool idea if you alternate holes you can go almost all the way through

  • chewy aka Riecke Nicholas
    chewy aka Riecke Nicholas  Жыл бұрын

    I think that is a cool blade and concept I think that would look neater if u stagger the holes and go all the way to the middle on both sides kinda like a tiger stripe pattern

  • Marcus Ranum
    Marcus Ranum 4 ай бұрын

    There's a reason that twists and ladders are popular: it works. You might want to check out what Peter Burt is doing with claymascus steel clay.

  • Matt Wyeth
    Matt Wyeth  Жыл бұрын +1

    The concept is interesting i probably would have drilled smaller holes and drilled to the middle if the steel and see what type of effect it has

  • Bruce Balemian
    Bruce Balemian  Жыл бұрын +1

    Great imagination, I'm sure going to try this method. Thanks !!

  • Bryan Bogardus
    Bryan Bogardus  Жыл бұрын

    Great idea! I will try this too, if you don't mind? I hobby blacksmith/bladesmith. Please keep up the great work! More please.

  • Bryan Peeler
    Bryan Peeler  Жыл бұрын

    Cool knife …
    I would carry it for sure!

  • Old Norse brewery
    Old Norse brewery  Жыл бұрын +4

    love the concept. How about drill all the way and push thru a roundbar?

    • AStorm OfWrenches
      AStorm OfWrenches  Жыл бұрын +2

      A round bar made of damascus.

    • Fire Creek Forge
      Fire Creek Forge   Жыл бұрын +1

      Yeah! I had thought of that

    • rubdr1
      rubdr1  Жыл бұрын +1

      Indeed, and use a reamer, so you can get really close with the fit, even make it a press fit.

  • Andre Pienaar
    Andre Pienaar  Жыл бұрын +1

    Nice! The beginnings of great things to come!

  • Ernest Stafford
    Ernest Stafford  Жыл бұрын +1

    would be great to see if you could get the tiger damascus using this method.

  • GR33N G0R1LL4
    GR33N G0R1LL4 6 ай бұрын

    If you ran the drill longways then laddered the Damascus it might look really cool

  • Wolf Party
    Wolf Party  Жыл бұрын +2

    Very cool💪🏼🔥🔥 keep it up maaan!!

  • Bill Hatcher
    Bill Hatcher  Жыл бұрын +1

    You should take the back end of your drill bit and tamp the powder tightly

  • Serenity Dee
    Serenity Dee  Жыл бұрын +2

    Cut conical holes instead of cylinders. Get them closer together and make them overlap - like 3/4 of the way across, maybe more if you're daring.
    Tiger stripes.

  • Kody Simpson
    Kody Simpson  Жыл бұрын +2

    Alternate the holes on each side and drill them past each other.

  • Chris Angelone
    Chris Angelone  Жыл бұрын

    Love the idea. Maybe go all the way through and weld the holes shut

  • NO WAY
    NO WAY  Жыл бұрын

    Wouldnt it be bad, to have that powder steel in the blades edge?
    Also what might look cool, if you ony drill in from one side and distort the straight lines by hammering the piece from the uper rear edge of the tang to shift the upper portions of the holes further to the tip. giving it kinda of an Zebra look.

  • Richard Bryant
    Richard Bryant  Жыл бұрын +1

    That is truly pretty cool, now let’s go bigger lol

  • t Williams
    t Williams  Жыл бұрын +1

    Drill down to 1/8th from the opposite edge since the holes are offset. That would have given overlapping strands of light material.

  • Daniel Clawson
    Daniel Clawson  Жыл бұрын +1

    This is awesome!

  • Luke Lofgren
    Luke Lofgren  Жыл бұрын

    You are onto something here! Awesome idea!

  • Joseph Darland
    Joseph Darland 6 ай бұрын +1

    that would look pretty neat with a Step bit

  • Wright Family
    Wright Family  Жыл бұрын +1

    That would look good if you twisted it then pressed it back flat, it not bad as it is though.

  • Bryan Peeler
    Bryan Peeler Ай бұрын +1

    I think it looks cool as is!

  • Noble Place
    Noble Place 11 ай бұрын

    Hey Friend, Is there any way to make a knife/blade with more than one layer of Ball bearings???

  • dgibraltar
    dgibraltar  Жыл бұрын +1

    In Trinidad we say every fault is a fashion. I like it. There are so any possibilities with this.

  • Kenneth Howell
    Kenneth Howell  Жыл бұрын +1

    What about drilling holes in your stock piece of metal and insert old drill bits (rather than the powdered steel) and forge weld that ?

  • MullinPerformance
    MullinPerformance  Жыл бұрын +4

    Do they make like 1095 rod? Could you drill all the way thru and insert rods thru the bar then weld the top and bottom edges too keep them in? I have no ideal what I'm talking about but just throwing ideas out there.

    • Josh Schneider
      Josh Schneider  Жыл бұрын

      1095 wire exists. Not sure about heavier gauge rod. You could just forge some out I would think. Probably cheaper and easier than hunting some down

  • LifeSkills DN
    LifeSkills DN  Жыл бұрын +1

    Good job🙏

  • Bill Hatcher
    Bill Hatcher  Жыл бұрын +1

    If you drill everyone spot you could eaven bypass the holes so it would be very visable

  • wflexser
    wflexser  Жыл бұрын +3

    Why don't you drill slightly over center on alternating holes

  • outbackladas
    outbackladas  Жыл бұрын +1

    Nice job 👍.

  • John Johnson
    John Johnson  Жыл бұрын

    Maybe meet the holes in the middle. If offset, they would better?

  • roomwithapointofview
    roomwithapointofview  Жыл бұрын

    Fill the holes with old drill bits and metal powder.

  • Rick O'Donnell
    Rick O'Donnell  Жыл бұрын +2

    Because u didnt drill all the holes and did alternate holes you could have drilled almost to the end of the billet instead of the middle.

    • Fire Creek Forge
      Fire Creek Forge   Жыл бұрын +1

      This is true... I was thinking I wanted/needed a solid spine down the center, but probably would have worked fine anyway..

    GABEREAL  Жыл бұрын +1

    Put little needles in the holes filled with powder on a larger piece of metal

  • noodlenoggin
    noodlenoggin 7 ай бұрын +1

    "I'm just as excited as both of YOU are." 😆🤣

  • british-lord
    british-lord 11 ай бұрын

    Feather Damascus using copper nickel steel 🤔

  • Shawn Glover
    Shawn Glover  Жыл бұрын

    You could've just dipped it in the powdered steel to fill the holes mate

  • J Tup
    J Tup  Жыл бұрын

    Surprised Tyrell hasnt told you what you did wrong yet like he does everyone else

  • David
    David  Жыл бұрын

    As excited as both of us were

  • Isaiah Williams
    Isaiah Williams  Жыл бұрын +1

    Then the little knife practiced some jaunty jumping at the end of the video...

  • AStorm OfWrenches
    AStorm OfWrenches  Жыл бұрын +3

    "Pothole Damascus"

  • Tyler VanOrman
    Tyler VanOrman  Жыл бұрын +1

    Sweet beans!!

  • Rad Dad
    Rad Dad  Жыл бұрын +1

    Never know until you try.

  • Kevin D
    Kevin D  Жыл бұрын

    Hell send it to me and I'll put a handle on it and be Proud

  • Charles Clarke
    Charles Clarke  Жыл бұрын

    5:00 thank me later.

  • shadymaint1
    shadymaint1  Жыл бұрын

    After Action Review lol you must have been an NCO.

  • Bobby Hempel
    Bobby Hempel  Жыл бұрын +1

    I'm wearing that same shirt lol

  • Gadsden
    Gadsden  Жыл бұрын +1

    If you're going to skip every other mark and alternate couldn't you drill well past center?