Bearing to Blade to Finished Knife - The Forging and Function of the Using Knife in 52100 Steel
Product Description for Bearing to Blade to Finished Knife - The Forging and Function of the Using Knife in 52100 Steel
Maker: Ed Fowler, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 84160
Item weight: 3.12 oz.
Description: This dvd is filmed on Ed's ranch, introducing you to the land, his animals, and his shop.
The video covers the complete creation of an Ed Fowler knife, beginning with forging a 3 in, 52100 steel ball bearing into a billet using a power hammer. Ed shows how to heat a blade to critical temperature along with showing his technique for quenching the edge of the blade while leaving the spine strong and tough. The grinding demonstration shows Ed's technique in detail. Ed then heat treats and tempers the blade, and explains what he's doing - not just the how, but the why. Ed then talks about guards and cases.
Students of the forged blade who want to know how superior knives can be developed will not go wrong following the techniques promoted in the video. The video looks at the role of multiple quenching and low temperature forging along with multiple thermal cycles: many of the hallmarks of Ed's technique.
One section that will give you an insight into the thinking behind great knives is where Ed makes a special knife for a friend with limited hand mobility.
Exceptional insight into Mastersmith Ed Fowler and his knives! A perfect gift for any knife aficionado.
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