jmccustomknives
Here's a little project I've been wanting to do for a while.  Finally got it going. 
It started as two billets, one was 18 layers of 1095 and 52100 and the other was 36 layers of 1095 and 8670 (saw plate).  They were drawn out and twisted in opposite directions.

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Next the bars were cut in half and welded together.
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They were then drawn out.
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And twisted.
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The blade was then forged to shape.
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The blade was rough ground.
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Heat treated, notice how the Parks 50 knocks the scale off.
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Polished up and etched.
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Then put together.
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Rule #10;  "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."

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Vince N
Very nice!  Thanks for the insight.
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anvil
Very nice!
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Skarzs the Cave Troll
Lovely pattern. Seeing what you can come up with using twists and layers is fun.
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Norseman C.B.
Excellent work  !!!   [thumb]
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Adamal0308
Beautiful knife!!!!!!!! Excellent job, thanks for the information. Looks like a future project for me to play around with
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