forged knife

I have to admit, I got the bug to try my hand at forging a knife from the new program on cable ” forged in fire ” It was a lot of fun, I cut a piece of steel off this truck coil and went to work on it. The fun part is that with enough heat and work, you can hammer out and manipulate steel, I have been a welder most of my life, working with metal is my passion.
I have a handle on this now and attempted to harden it with an oil quench. I believe it is a good knife, a final picture will follow,
I am now working on one from a leaf spring and one from a round steel clip I found along the rail rd. Both seem to be very hard steels.

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About Thewelder

After serving 4 years in the Marine Corp from 1963-67 when I got home I started an apprenticeship with the plumbers union, Part of my training was learning the basics of welding. I immediately took to it and have been doing it ever since.I have welded around the country in a lot of the nuclear, and major power plants. I always thought of using my welding skills and applying them to creating art. I love working with the different steels and manipulating them with welding or forging. I am retired now from power plants but still love what I do, forming metal, all my birds and fish are started with a solid block of steel and then ground down to shape. They take a lot of time so in-between all that grinding I try to have fun with some lawn art and furniture. I now live in Northwest Montana, How can you not do art surrounded by all this beauty and inspiration.

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