With the new year there’s always changes and here at Underhill Forge it’s no different. As always we’re working on new blades but we’re working on a lot more. Over the coming months, J is adding an axe making class to the schedule and we’ve expanded our teaching staff! Pete aka Crazy Ivan will be offering both ornamental basics and tool making classes – we’re also working on new hammers and tongs for a retail line! Very exciting stuff, more pictures and videos are sure to follow! Subscribe so you don’t miss a thing!
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.
My good friend Jim is helping to take some of the load off my back so I can do more making and less marketing. Jim has just posted a handful of my knives, including cable damascus, which are available on Etsy at Arkham’s Miscellany. Jim has them on hand and will ship directly to your door. As my Renaissance Faire season approaches I’m finding that I have less and less time to be online doing what’s necessary to move product. As time goes on, Jim will be doing knife shows in the western part of Pennsylvania for me so this is just a logical step until the next show presents itself.