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
Ferric chloride (or the acid you normally use)
Bicarb soda
Black tie wire (stainless wire will work too, but costs more).
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>
Thank you :-)

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