A new forged 1075 kitchen knife still in polish stage and a quick W1 weeding knife. You can see the sugha hamon at 80 grit before tempering. Weeding knife is done with wet Rutland 2700 degree furnace cement straight into the forge 10 min soak at temperature, interrupted quench 3 seconds in 3 seconds out then […]
See attached: I decided to see if I could resurface a Brown and Sharpe 760 gauge block. I bought the magnetic chuck for polishing blades The gauge bock came pout pretty good considering:
This vid shows how close to the hilt the rotation point is of this type of machete:
See attached In order from bottom to top are: Collins 128 Guatemala Collins 128 USA circa 1940’s Collins 128 with concealed tang circa 1920-1930 Collins MKII lightweight guatemala circa 1965 one of the last originals Collins USN MKII 1945 stamp Collins MKII could be WWII but it is a Colombian blade, has period sheath. GTK […]
The attached drawing shows a large Dha compared to a reshaped Collins 128 Guatemala circa 1960-1965. I decided to recut the collins spine and angle the blade into a more forward sweep. The machete is designed to cut and slice brush and saplings not as a weapon and is used mainly as an agricultural implement although […]
The attached photos and drawing is a tracing of a 20″ (19.75 actual) burmese dha. These are a similar type of general purpose implements to machetes but are usually much lighter in weight. I could go on at length about this subject because I was trying to figure out how to get the maximum rotational speed in […]
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