So I was stuck doing nothing during one of my sculpture classes because I was waiting to be able to deliver some plywood for my project, and I decided to forge a knife. I’ve done a little bit of blacksmithing before, so I knew what to expect, but it was still hard as hell.
All in all, I think I did alright; it balances at roughly a 1/4 inch above the hilt, and the hilt is folded steel, which makes it ridiculously strong. Mind you, it’s not remarkably well folded steel, as can be seen in the bottom picture, but nonetheless it was a cool learning experience.
Next time I wanna make something a bit longer, a lot cleaner, and try my hand at something more complicated, like folding the blade.
[NOTE: if there are any blacksmiths out there with tips, critiques, questions, or, best of all, some how-to advice, please message me! I’m self-taught, so I’m sorely missing the knowledge of someone who knows what they’re doing]
For all the Game of Thrones/Fantasy/Blacksmithing nerds out there : I MADE A THING!
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