Introduction: My Elven Knife

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This is my Elven fighting knife that I forged out of flat stock. It is 18" long and has a lace wood handle. I spent a lot of time polishing the blade. I use it for clearing brush it work very well, it is light, sharp, and fast.

Step 1: The Forging of the Blade

Picture of The Forging of the Blade

Well my first comment I got was how did I make it. So I will explain how I made this. I do not have very many pictures because this was one of my earlier projects.

But all of my knifes start with a blank peace of steel. As shown above, And are pounded by hand into there shape. This blade took the longest of all of my knifes because it is so long and thin.

After I have got the shape I want in the forge, I take it and grind the profile in wich is the final shape it will be. Then I heat it until it is cherry red and quench it, This blade was quenched in oil to protect it a little more and provide more hardness.

Then I take it out and sand it down and temper it, tempering draws a little of the hardness out so that the blade will be more flexible. So there will be no chance of it shattering on impact.

After the tempering, I hand sand the whole thing until it shined white. I worked on it on and off for about a week before I got it the way I wanted it. Then to finish it up I glued on two scales of lace wood that were laying around the shop and I was done.

That is how the forging of this blade took place. If I could redo it I would have left a thicker spine and added more of a bevel but it turned out pretty good.

Comments

CJStephens (author)2015-02-19

I used my forge to temper it. I like tempering it in the forge becasue I can see the tempering colors, and it is faster. I have also do a lot of one heat tempering wear I harden the blade in water and pull it out so that some of the heat goes back in.

Thank you for asking, you make some sweet chainmail.

Ringer1633 (author)2015-02-18

how did you temper the blade?

Kiteman (author)2015-02-14

Can you share how you made it?

CJStephens (author)Kiteman2015-02-14

I have now added how I forged the blade. Thank you for asking me.

CorgiCritter (author)Kiteman2015-02-14

I agree. It looks really cool.

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