One of the things I have dedicated time to is the process of getting my ABS Journeyman Smith rating. Part of the process for that entails putting a forged blade through a series of performance tests in front of a ABS Master smith. Naturally getting ready for such an event involves practice; so forge a knife test it, repeat until it all works. I’ve had a couple failures one made it almost all the way through the tests but broke at right near 90 degrees in the bend test. Here is a video of my latest practice blade with captions that explains what is required.
Instagram Feed:I do like making small custom boxes. 3 dozen little pegwood sharpener blades all wrapped in VCI paper and tucked into a box ready to head off.Hand sharpening a batch of tiny little blades (the thing with 2 holes on the right).In the past I would have cobble-fab'd this out of goodness knows what random parts I could find at the local hardware store, but with CAD and a 3d printer I think I created a better solution.