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« on: April 13, 2007, 05:24:20 PM »

Hi my friends, today I was forging a bowie and I take some pictures of the forging procces.
Hope you find it interesting.

I used 9260 stell for this one.

Saludos

Mariano

   



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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2007, 05:25:29 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2007, 05:26:41 PM »

Last...

Next week the final knife.

Saludos

Mariano


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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2007, 06:02:11 PM »

    Your photos read like a book. I could feel the heat and hear the ringing of the steel. I can't wait to see the finished product. I hope the customer sees these photos.  Thanks Mariano.                   Clay
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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2007, 07:14:45 PM »

Mariano,

A great series of pictures.  Im like Clay, I hope you post pictures of the blade when it is finished.  I love to watch other people forge.  No matter how many times i do, i seem to get some further insight into how to do something.  An impressive part is that from start to finish, shaping the point, to drawing out the tang, youve done it all by hand.  This is the way i do it, one day maybe ill get a power hammer.  If you ever get into an arm wrestling match, my moneys on you!!!

Saludos   Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2007, 07:26:08 PM »

This may seem strange, but do you know what I like the most about the photos so far?


The backgrounds.
I love the way the backgrounds fit so well into the image of doing a blade "old school"

Look at the photo that 2 above my post.
The guy hitting the red hot steel.

The smoke-stained walls
You can feel the.....the "real-ness" of the image...

This is what life is all about.
It dont get no better this side of Glory....
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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2007, 07:35:41 PM »

Thanks guys!

This blade was forged just for me, and I made handle I did to my taste so that way nobody will ask  to buy it jajaja

Thanks Alan you make laugh Cheesy, sees that you like the visual arts.

Saludos

Mariano
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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2007, 07:47:40 PM »

Mariano,
do you have pics of the finished knife?
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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2007, 08:15:28 PM »

Bob, I just grind the blade to 220 and put it a stang handle but is not finish, I will used in tomorrows cutting competition.

I will finished this knife some time jajajja

Saludos

Mariano


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« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2007, 06:04:19 AM »

Mariano,

Even in an unfinished state she has a real nice profile. And don't count on nobody wanting to buy her out of your hands. Very educational series of pictures.

Please let up know how she does in the cutting competion. It sounds like you have an active knife community in Argentina could you give us some history and let us know about the world of knifemaking in your area and country?

Muchismos Gracias

Harold
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« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2007, 07:41:14 PM »

Thanks to all.

Harold, yes we have a very active knife gang jkajaja
Although few in number, Argentine knife makers use magazine coverage, internet forums and websites as well as gun shows to reach the general public.

The knife work very well on the cuttiong contest, but I dont win this one.

This is the almost finish frontier bowie


Saludos

Mariano
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« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2007, 08:10:44 PM »

What is the spacer?
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« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2007, 08:13:15 PM »

     Nice photo, Mariano. I have to agree with Harold. If you don't want to sell this knife you'll have to hide it to get any peace. I'm afraid U.S. knifemakers have gotten away from the traditional styles of yesteryear. It isn't that they don't want to make knives like yours. It's the result of pressures from the knifeworld elite and laws that make it difficult to class a large knife as anything but art. I just want to go to the woods and play with it.   Thanks for bringing our worlds closer.     Clay
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« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2007, 07:06:11 PM »

The story told my your photos makes me feel at home, seems like you have a very nice setup, I like the flexability of your forge and the emotion I see in the way you work and shop.

I sincerely apprecaite your contributions to our fourm.
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