First Knife

July 13, 2009
By Michael Barnett BRONZE, Lebanon, Connecticut
Michael Barnett BRONZE, Lebanon, Connecticut
3 articles 2 photos 5 comments

This is the first knife I made in my venture into self taught bladesmithing.
Specs:
11 3/4 inch blade
High Carbon Steel (don't know exactly what grade)
copper inlay
poplar sheath and black birch grip (polyuerethaned)


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on Sep. 20 2010 at 4:34 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Wow, cut the old with the new? That's pretty amazing.

I love how technically eloquent you are about the knives.


on Aug. 17 2010 at 9:29 pm
Michael Barnett BRONZE, Lebanon, Connecticut
3 articles 2 photos 5 comments

lol funny thing was i was first starting so metalurgically i had no idea what i was doing. o_O the knives i make now are typically made from 5160 spring steel (truck leaf springs) while this is a really difficult steel to work with it is a great steel that provides an awesome combination of superior edge holding capabilities and flexibility. if i took one of my recent knives and put it edge on edge with this one and then hit it repeatedly with a hammer on the spine i could easily cut my first knife in half with little damage to the newer knife. :D

 


on Aug. 17 2010 at 8:07 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Never mind the question. You said  it was your first in the description. You must have really studied or something O.o

on Aug. 17 2010 at 8:06 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Yeah! Was this one of your firsts?

on Aug. 17 2010 at 6:54 pm
Michael Barnett BRONZE, Lebanon, Connecticut
3 articles 2 photos 5 comments
it says "dragon warrior." wow i made this almost a year and a half ago. i've got to post pictures of the other knives ive forged.

on Aug. 17 2010 at 4:46 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Oh. My. Gosh.

This is mind blowing.

Prepare for a series of questions :]

What language is the writing in, and what does it mean?

The other question I had in mind now seems irrelevent.

Seriously awesome.


Georgia said...
on Jul. 14 2009 at 4:13 pm
This is a beautiful piece of craftmenship. You did such a awesome job with your first piece. One can only imagine what future pieces will look like! You sure do have a talent here. Keep up the good work. Awesome!!!




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