Jacob Elmslie
Hi, Im Jacob. I have had long time passion for making things and metal work since working in artist classes in college. At times I have found myself with spaces to work and not. Right now I am getting close and working on using a shed for a hot/ powerless shop and then using mobile and tuck away power equipment from a garage. 

I hope to frequent these forums more and learn while going through the process 
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jmccustomknives
Howdy from 'bama.  Looking forward to seeing your work!

Rule #10;  "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."

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Jacob Elmslie
This was my first completed knife, it was really more of an art piece than functional though. I want to make things like this. Not intending to be a blade smith but I know I will make a few for sure. 


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Jacob Elmslie

originally forged from a piece of coil spring, i split it, and drew out a long tendril for the guard, which eventually broke off as I was then drawing out the tang and pommel "knot" the guard was then welded back and using a torch was bent. Then heat treated and mildly finished. 

the handle was kind of weak though as it was dremeled out of a solid piece but needed better structural bonding to the body. 

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jmccustomknives
A lot of forge work goes into that.  Good job!

Rule #10;  "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."

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