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.
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