Y’all ever wondered what a hand crafted Damascus knife looks like? Here ya go. I’ve had the pleasure of shaping this from the steel, up. Started by making a Damascus billet (34 layer twist, 1095 & 15n20 steel), forging out a knife, and finally setting it with this beautiful padauk wood handle and doing a chop test. When you see me lift up the chair to show? The video stops but I’d gouged a slash in the steel chair, and no a mark on the knife throughout the process. Whoop whoop! I’d say that was 20 hours well spent. • • • So with that... want a knife? I’m in the process of saving $9000 for surgery that insurance denied me coverage for (yes, it was trans discrimination, feel free to message me if you want details and are wanting to help). I’m selling Damascus knives like this one for $200 each, which includes a leather sheath handcrafted for the knife. (To give you some perspective, the cost for the materials alone, not including me making the steel itself, the knife, or the sheath, is $140). If you can’t afford it but still want a knife, non Damascus knives are $100 each (also including a sheath, photos to come). Feeling generous or don’t want to buy a knife? My Venmo is Venmo.com/Sage-Buch. I also make other cool things you can message me about. Cheers! #transrightsarehumanrights#surgeryfund#bladesmithing#damascus#damascusknife#handforged#blacksmithing#wasatchforge
I had some spare time the other day to myself after the #dayjob and I decided to make a new bottle opener for our upcoming #xmas vacation. It started out as a similar sized piece of steel gas pipe (on the left) from work from a #weld test.
Sometimes you just gotta go back to the basics. I've prob made over a hundred these scandi style knives but they always present new challenges and each one is unique. #pukko#scandiknife#handforged#knifemaking
Bending a folding chest handle bail to shape yesterday. I made a jig for the final shaping by hot punching some precisely-spaced holes in a bar the same thickness as the length of the stop tabs on the handle. These tabs are bent first, then the bow is bent freehand, and then taken back to the jig. The jig works beautifully, and shortens tweaking time while aiding in the final shaping of the handle bow, and gives me a perfectly consistent measurement between the stop legs to aid in production of batches of identical handles. Lately I've been trying to think of simple jigs like these that really help speed up my processes, while sticking to traditional hand-forging techniques for even my tooling. Big thanks to the beautiful @atlantavictoria for filming and editing this video. . . #axeandanvil#axeandanvilvideo#blacksmith#blacksmithing#forging#handforged#handmade#makersgonnamake#handmadewithlove#madeintn#chesthandles#toolchest#anarchiststoolchest#blanketchest#hopechest
15. Desember og her kjem ein skikkelig godbit i tilbudskalenderen! Med den store håndsmidde og emaljerte armringen treng du nesten ikkje ha på noko anna😁 I dag får du faktisk 15% på dette heilt spesielle smykket om du bruker tilbudskode 15desember i nettbutikken (link i bio) Eg har ein raud ein koboltblå og ein isblå på verkstaden. Skal du ha andre farger kjem det nok etter jul, men då kan eg maile deg eit gavekort som bekrefter at den er under produksjon😊#handmade #statementjewelry#julegavetips
These two turquoise sweeties will be accompanying me to the holiday markets, unless of course someone would like to snag them here- just DM me :) Featuring beautiful narrow band's with my signature reticulated texture and natural turquoise purchased from the ever lovely @newstoneagecabochons Coming up this Saturday Dec 8: Manson's Christmas market, Manson's Hall , Cortes Island, BC Next Sunday Dec 16: Raven Artists Market Night Out, Masonic Hall, Cumberland, BC ________________________________________________ #naturalturquoise#verdiblujewelry#handforged#ocean#oceanblue#beachjewelry