NOT a gun...

Discussion in 'Gun Photos' started by Matthew Gregory, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Active Member

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    ...however, I wasn't really sure where else to put it!

    Here's one I just finished up with the last bit of .25" Admiral steel 1095 I have left... it exhibits all sorts of cool and strange carbide banding when it's low temp thermal cycled (like what I do when I'm aiming to produce a cool hamon). The drawback is that it tends to blur the hamon and make it impossible to properly polish. The plus is that it makes a really nifty pattern that reminds many of the old-school bulat steel made in ages past. 10 inches long, 5.25" blade.

    Hope you like it - it was lots of fun to make. NOT so fun to photograph, though... pardon the poor quality images. I really didn't spend enough time fiddling with the camera, and I'll be damned if there will EVER be a moment when I manage to capture hamon with a camera properly!!!

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  2. DocHolladay

    DocHolladay Well-Known Member

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    That is sweet.
     

  3. HUAINAMACHERO

    HUAINAMACHERO Well-Known Member

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    Very nice!!!
    Congrats.
     
  4. heavy hitting 300

    heavy hitting 300 Well-Known Member

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    wow man that is one awesome knife!!!!!!
     
  5. The Surgeon

    The Surgeon Well-Known Member

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    PM'd you

    Very Nice!
     
  6. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    where do you live ie. what town?
     
  7. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Active Member

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    Glenwood - just south of Colden. Ski country!!