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Offline shane

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Fire steel from scraps
« on: February 28, 2013, 08:28:56 PM »
I save all my high carbon cut-off because I never know when I might need them but I believe I have figured out away to make them disappear. Here is an offering from scrap that turned out kinda neat and I plan to make more. Glad I save the damascus scraps too. I rounded the edge over but it could be sharpened however I like the contrast of the polished refined edge with a tool that requires gross movement :)







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Re: Fire steel from scraps
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2013, 09:24:21 PM »
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Fire steel from scraps
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2013, 09:31:55 PM »
Very nice 8)

Have you thought about making some to sell?
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Re: Fire steel from scraps
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2013, 09:38:26 PM »
No but yall are going to force me to buy a vendor forum lol.

Thank you for the kind question. I have had an idea about what I wanted when I saved all the cut offs. I will forge a few of the damascuss scraps later and see how well they throw sparks. This one throws showers of sparks.
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Re: Fire steel from scraps
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2013, 09:41:56 PM »
It would be cool to do an internet trade blanket and swap them around for other trade items members have made though.
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Re: Fire steel from scraps
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2013, 10:34:07 PM »
That's really cool looking, Shane.  I think the trade idea sounds good.  I'd be interested in one if you get more made.
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Re: Fire steel from scraps
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2013, 08:33:46 AM »
Lookin good!  I'm really curious how well your damscus steel strikers will throw sparks.  Have you made/tested any of them yet?  That'd be a beautiful striker.

I like your idea about a trade blanket.  As you know, I'm working on a fire piston.  If I can ever succeed at it, I'd be up for trading those.

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Re: Fire steel from scraps
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2013, 11:17:17 AM »
No I have not ever even seen a Damascus striker much less tried one but I will this weekend while forging the hawks.

There is a method that produces much better sparking than just quenching and tempering back that I learned from a master Smith years ago and I will use that method on the Damascus. 
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Re: Fire steel from scraps
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2013, 02:58:19 PM »
I like those, too!  If ya make more I'd be interested in one.  Not sure I have anything for trade you'd be interested in though.  About all I got for trade is a bunch of knives (mostly Buck) that I recently inherited.  Kinda hard to trade a bladesmith a Buck pocket knife for something! 
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Re: Fire steel from scraps
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2013, 04:55:50 PM »
Thanks guys for the kind words. This was not a plug for them but just to show a scrap of blade made into a useful tool but to be fair to the other vendors I will post some in the classifieds or pm me with a classified request bit wont post them here anymore.
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Re: Fire steel from scraps
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2013, 02:56:17 PM »
MAN! That is REAL nice. I am a Flint n Steel nutjob! Very nice. Peace
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Re: Fire steel from scraps
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2013, 05:12:56 PM »
Nice looking work!
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Re: Fire steel from scraps
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2013, 05:46:14 PM »
Ingenious!  This is the Badest fire steel I've ever seen Shane.  I hope you decide to produce and sell 'em I'd buy one for sure!   :thumbsup:

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Re: Fire steel from scraps
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2013, 08:34:03 PM »
I'm in! hahaha. nice job man...seriously though. If your makin, I'm buyin.

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Re: Fire steel from scraps
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2013, 08:46:16 PM »
That rocks man!  I don't remember seeing this post earlier, but yeah...you gotta sell those!! :thumbsup:

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Re: Fire steel from scraps
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2013, 10:23:22 PM »
I missed this topic too for some reason...
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I'm in, if & when you start making more. I think it looks great!
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Re: Fire steel from scraps
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2013, 02:08:13 PM »
Nice job....beats the heck out of a piece of broke off file.
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Re: Fire steel from scraps
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2013, 02:12:48 PM »
Very cool Shane. I wouldn't mind getting my hands of one of those either. Check out the "Trades Only" forum here. I'm sure you'll find cool stuff to trade them for.
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Re: Fire steel from scraps
« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2013, 05:59:21 PM »
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I love being out in the woods!   I like this quote from Mors Kochanski - "The more you know, the less you carry". I believe in the same creed, & think  "Knowledge & honed skills" are the best things to carry with ya when you're out in the wilds. They're the ultimate "ultralight" gear! ;)

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Re: Fire steel from scraps
« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2013, 09:50:59 PM »
Nice. If you need to test them I have some flint. ( trade hint ).
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Re: Fire steel from scraps
« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2013, 02:51:58 PM »
shane

One of the things our modern world is lacking in is style, you have incorporated that in your "fire steel"  "Elegant, simple and useful'
Thanks.. J