Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider
- Oct 3, 2000
Here is my first successful forged blade!!! I am a big fan of Jason Knife and bought his Forged series and then a small anvil and forge from Atlas. I played around on some test pieces and then went to work on a small bar of 1075 steel to form this blade. I wanted to forge close to finished shape with minimal clean up. I have about ten minutes on the grinder for the blade which to me is pretty fast! The blade passed a few tests that made me confident that it was indeed correctly heat treated so I added wenge scales. The tang and blade both taper away from the ricasso area as I had hoped/planned. Overall it is 8 5/8in with a 4 5/8in blade tip to handle. Weight is a sweet 5oz. I’m looking forward to getting a few more blades forged out soon. It’s a lot of work but also a lot of fun.