Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider
- Sep 21, 2014
You're probably right and this might be perfect for your needs. It's possible that because I still think about non-knifemaking blacksmithing, I try to keep my basic dies as versatile as possible, and with the step, you will always have a part of the press that gives a half-faced blow (so to speak) and you will be forced to avoid that part of the dies unless you want a step forge in. This might not be a bad thing for you, though.I can't see where the 1/8" would be too much space? By the time the scale is cleaned up on a 1/8" thick billet it's going to be <.100" thick I would think?