Letter inlays in a 3 core barThis has been on my list of things to try, for ages. I did a few test pieces of single letters and they went well. So I went for something a bit more ambitious.
I have always wanted to put + MAXEN MEFECIT + into a sword blade. I have a full 3 core sword all welded up, but decided, as this is an experiment, to try this out on some leftover bars from that piece.
I welded up 3 bars that have an interupted pattern of anticlockwise and clockwise twists. This bar is 30mm wide.
The pieces for the inlays have been made from 10 layers of steel and forged to about 6mm round. Then twisted and forged into rods about 4mm round. All these rods were then cut to match the impressions that I forged into the 3 core bar and welded in.
The letters are 20mm tall and the length of the inlaid area is about 11" long.
For more photos and a more in depth explanation see here,
- '); loadVbCss(yuipath + '/treeview/assets/skins/sam/treeview.css'); //-->
Recent Forum ActivityDennis H
Some news and changes in the EnZo line: 1. EnZo Trapper 95 in O1, D2 and S30V will have a lower grind from 10.5 mm to 8.5 m, to strenghten the egde. Only D2 comes with bead blasted surface. 2. A new model EnZo Trapper 115 mm is under produktion. Scandi grind sandvik 12c27 steel. 3....Last Post By: camperman Yesterday, 08:26 PMForkTailedDevil
Just out of nosiness what do my fellow office workers carry? Its not the great outdoors but I have parcels to get into, plastic packing straps to cut off A4 paper boxes and computer equipment and other random things that need a pointy object rather than a pair of rubbish office issue scissors...Last Post By: dvd8n Yesterday, 11:20 PMlucky21
Evening all, I joined the forum a little late to get involved in the group buy of these back in 2010. Considering ordering a couple for projects. Does anyone still have theirs, modded or not? They look like they have bags of potential. Cheers KitLast Post By: lucky21 Yesterday, 10:57 PMkawasemi
£20 of all prices below A selection of quality small knives for sale. All harvested from my collection that does not see daylight. All blades are approximately 2 inches. As new condition but no boxes. What you see in the photo is what you get. Only marks on the blade are due to withdrawal...Last Post By: kawasemi Today, 12:53 AMowen bush
How to become a Bladesmith by Owen Bush Here are some ideas if you are keen on getting in to Bladesmithing. I get a lot of people asking me how they can become a bladesmith or sword maker. Many enquiries are often asking whether there are apprenticeships in sword making in the UK, or whether...Last Post By: gruffalogriff Yesterday, 12:24 PMSossiprian
Any info on dates would be appreciated. I have suspicions that this may be WW1 campaign cutlery (private purchase) due to the leather holder belt loop being large enough for the Sam Brown Belt worn in that war. Kind regards Soss. Slot knife by sossiprianzl, on Flickr Slot knife by...Last Post By: OWDTOM Yesterday, 11:05 PMLarsmj
Have been planning a trip to the philippines to visit my old friend Michael who lives on an island called Busuanga .......should have visited him last february - but work and other things got in the way....14 days ago an opening showed and we are going down there for 3 weeks tomorrow. I wanted to...Last Post By: Swordfish Yesterday, 11:36 AM