3 Minute Knife Forging

3 Minute Knife Forging by Rick Marchand from Wildertools

Having fun with a Go-Pro.
Here’s a 3 minute real-time video of me forging out a simple knife shape. The steel is 5/32″ x 1″ x 6″, 52100 bar. I cut it from the bar on a 45 deg angle to make forging the tip go a bit quicker. I hammered out 8 of these in under a 1/2 hour. My bud thought it would be a good idea to video the last one. Enjoy… and I dare you not to dance during the musical interlude.

3 thoughts on “3 Minute Knife Forging

  1. Bill Burns says:

    Fantastic work Rick. I’m a long time collector and your “guppy” model trumps many ABS MS knives I own. Useable art.

    • Rick Marchand says:

      I just figured out how to reply to comments… lol…. only 2yrs… I’m a quick learner. Thanks for that compliment, Bill. It really means a lot to me.

  2. Rick Marchand says:

    Hi Dave,
    That is funny… “brain’s elevator muzak”… perfect! As for the question… Not always full tang. Sometimes hidden tang, sometimes through tang… occasional tapered stick tang… never rat tail.

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