So here we are again. This Gamez Patch Knife (G.P.K.) should find it's way into some Boltaron tomorrow and get a cutting edge.
The knife that Jason Knight made to demonstrate the forging process during my recent visit that he left me to finish is coming along, but after a slip on the grinder I am kind of bummed I won't turn out as good as it could have. Regardless I am stoked to keep working on it and have learned quite a bit working a knife of a completely different style.
The most recent G.P.K. run No. 55 and 56.
So the most recent G.P.K. is getting a harpoon or raised clip so to speak. Just trying something new I guess.
What work in progress really looks like most of the time. Always working on 2-3 at a time.
This Slicer wrapped in some Curly Koa is finished and available.
Buy Here: Slicer, No. 54
WIP Thread: Slicer, No. 54 WIP Thread
The D-D Work rest for the flat platen is on and running. The Harp-y G.P.K. will be the first on this set up.
Them stones keep me going.
Well I couldn't keep the forge down for long. I spent a large chunk of the evening just practicing some hammer techniques I saw at the Knight Forge. The goal was to forge a point in one heat with only 25 strikes. After about 8 attempts I managed to keep to one heat, but still about 40 strikes. Much to learn I guess, but it was fun to work at it for a bit.
Nothing like running the forge when it is 95 out, makes the shop jump to about 140..
A few Skulls might as well come out of it I figured, since I had the forge running.
First one close to being done.
I managed to make two, but set it up so I can run a few more this week. These are great for learning and practicing quite a few different forging skills. I enjoy making them and it seems the fans like them as I am always out as fast as I make them.