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Damascus Fangs and Claws by Rajala Damascus Fangs and Claws by Rajala
On monday I made the first piece of damascus steel with the kind help of a class mate with vast knowledge about the subject. The results were good and these are the first objects I made out of the piece. I have enough material for about six more pendants and I hope to get some more fresh ideas for them.
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sebleloop Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
Which irons did you use?
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Rajala Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
Ordinary low-carbon steel and some old saw-blade. If I make more some time then I might use high-carbon sheet steel instead.
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sebleloop Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
Thanks for replying. :)

When I got time, I forge knives. I use XC80. But unable to craft damascus. Too difficult for me. :)

Anyway, great job! I saw your gallery: awsome! :P
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Rajala Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
Thank you!
I don't forge too much anything that needs hardening (some punching tools lately) so I haven't tried a variety of different high-carbon steels. =P
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sebleloop Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
XC80, hard to forge, hardening is quite easy to do. Best is vegetal oil. But I use to do a selective hardening only on the "cut side" (don't know the name in english, sorry.^^).
Hardening phase is really a gorgeous phase.
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Rajala Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
Yes, no thorough hardening on knives or else they loose all flexibility and snap in two with enough impact. ;)
Hardening is usually easy but I don't like the tempering after that. You've got to be careful not to get it too soft.
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waterPlease Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
i totally want one but i'm short in dollars :D
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Rajala Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
Maybe some day then. ;)
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waterPlease Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
i hope so (:
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XburiedinblackX Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
I don't mean to sound like one of those people who doesn't take commissions seriously, but god damn, if I had enough money after my college fees, I would buy one.

I am in love with the one on the far right.

But I'm sure the postage would kill me...

Excellent work, as always. :) A little simplistic, but... most awesome.
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