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Have you cried blood when attempting your first pattern welded blade?

Here is something easy that will get you started and boost your confidence..

This instructible assumes a working knowledge of pattern welding.

This is a recyclable instructible as well as a knife making tutorial.

Step 1:

Materials list.

4 x Black square section spring washers
2 x Large uncoated brite steel nails
Borax
Ferric chloride (or the acid you normally use)
Bicarb soda
Black tie wire (stainless wire will work too, but costs more).

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it looks like we have the same gas foge, a whisper momma. I have had trouble getting the steel hot enough for forge welding in mine. do you have any tips?<br><br>thanks,<br>Max
Wat a grate way to get people to try damascus. Brilliant i must say.
<p>Thank you, its also good if you are having trouble with some difficult steel. It builds confidence :-)</p>
Pretty!
Thank you :-)

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