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Hello Everyone,

Here is the knife that was produced from the Start to Finish post. The blade was forged in the hira-zukiri style with dyed blue maple burl and brass pins.

The pattern came out quite nice but I can see where I ground too much off of the blade from final forging. This blade was also a test of using a hydraulic press to move the bulk of the material. In my previous posts you can see where using the press too much will leaves lines in the pattern. By using a cross-hatch technique on the drawing dies you can mostly alleviate this problem. If you look closely at the pattern you will see how all of the "raindrops" or ripples are aligned diagonally.



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What is the composition of the steel? 


Thank you 




The composition and forging process used are outlined in this post. 

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