This is one of this weeks knife projects. 1084 & 15N20 san mai upswept hunter. Here’s some pictures of the blade through different stages of development. This is not a commission, just a blade I felt like making, when finished this blade will be available here in the store unless someone lays a claim to it before I finish it. 🙂 UPDATED 11/16 with a new post. Update 11/24/15, the finished blade is up and ready for sale.
This is the beginning of the billet, tacked and ready to weld under the press.
After my forging, this is the blade once it’s been profiled and rough ground.
After heat treating, the blade is taken to a higher polish.
A close up of the blade prior to acid etching.
Several baths in acid with 1200 grit sanding in between.
The bright portion of the blade is the nickel steel alloy, while the dark steel is 1084.
A close up of the final etched blade. Tomorrow I’ll work on the handle and ferrul.