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Massive picture post: whole lotta forged blades
#1
It's been a very busy last several months, and while I have produced a good number of blades, I haven't been as active online to post them.  So here's most of them from recent months.  Big Grin

Everything is 80CrV2 steel, with various combinations of paracord and hemp wrapped handles, and Boltaron sheaths except for the two retina-searing colors, which are Kydex.

In vague order from November to February:

This chopper was forged very close to the final shape.  Minimal stock removal on the bevels.

[Image: 32372949857_68f6259e7a_c.jpg]chopper by James Helm, on Flickr

A rare foldover sheath:

[Image: 46591559594_87458648ca_c.jpg]js01 by James Helm, on Flickr

My eyes!

[Image: 32372957957_9d83f54144_c.jpg]orange by James Helm, on Flickr

Not the same tan tanto as above.

[Image: 47262430622_933edf20df_c.jpg]tanto02 by James Helm, on Flickr

[Image: 46399953465_d5696149c1_z.jpg]knife01 by James Helm, on Flickr

[Image: 47314924031_69d1c2618f_z.jpg]knife02 by James Helm, on Flickr

[Image: 32372963387_5ba1c9afbc_z.jpg]knife03 by James Helm, on Flickr

A very rare kiridashi.

[Image: 32372963367_f43072bf65_z.jpg]knife04 by James Helm, on Flickr

O tanto with a 13 1/2" blade and wakizashi with a 15 3/4" blade.  The waki was a commission from a Green Beret.

[Image: 32372963197_acf289ccde_z.jpg]knife06 by James Helm, on Flickr
James Helm - Proud to be a Neo-Tribal Metalsmith scavenging the wreckage of civilization!



Helm Enterprises, Forging Division - http://www.helmforge.com



Helm Enterprises, Grinding Division - http://www.helmgrind.com



A collaboration with Wasteland Leatherwork: wastelandcrow.blogspot.com
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#2
This 9" recurve was finished just in time to be a Christmas gift.

[Image: 33439135948_0d859f7239_z.jpg]knife05 by James Helm, on Flickr

[Image: 46399967405_f202b354de_z.jpg]tantos01 by James Helm, on Flickr

[Image: 46591584724_ea4b12884b_z.jpg]bushswords02 by James Helm, on Flickr

Did a number of ginuntings, have more in the future.

[Image: 46591584684_676fe1903e_z.jpg]bushswords03 by James Helm, on Flickr

[Image: 33439144998_a24d06ef0f_z.jpg]bushswords04 by James Helm, on Flickr

[Image: 46591584564_15a8d47591_z.jpg]bushswords05 by James Helm, on Flickr

My eyes!

[Image: 46399969465_239869cfc3_z.jpg]knives01 by James Helm, on Flickr

[Image: 33439144718_e630d6576f_z.jpg]knives03 by James Helm, on Flickr

[Image: 46591584374_f3f19a52d4_z.jpg]knives04 by James Helm, on Flickr

Hey, look, a midtech Little Rok with CNC machined bevels! Slowly making progress. Big Grin

[Image: 46399969105_9ff5b9d1ae_z.jpg]midtech02 by James Helm, on Flickr
James Helm - Proud to be a Neo-Tribal Metalsmith scavenging the wreckage of civilization!



Helm Enterprises, Forging Division - http://www.helmforge.com



Helm Enterprises, Grinding Division - http://www.helmgrind.com



A collaboration with Wasteland Leatherwork: wastelandcrow.blogspot.com
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#3
Thank you for the pictures
Andre Dumouchel





Having My Name and Living in Texas, it is simply assumed that I will Eat Anything and have Primitive Skills.

(Some Women like a Fella that has Primitive Skills!)

(Some Men Too, and That's Ok!)

Stupidity can be painful, and fun to watch from time to time.
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#4
WOW! Thanks for sharing your talents.
Addictive knife buying isn't guided by logic.

Its probably my age that makes people think I am an adult.

Tolerance is within a standard.

"Food is power. We use it to change behavior. Some
may call that bribery. We do not apologize."
 -Catherine Bertini, UN World Food Ex. Director, 1997

Proverbs 27:17
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#5
Those are some good looking blades!


Dan
"For in order to find that utter peace, the ripple would have to return to the ocean, dissolve back into radiant infinity, forget itself and remember the absolute. But to do so, the ripple would have to die-it would have to accept the death of its separate self sense. And it is terrified of this."



Ken Wilber
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#6
Music 
Holeeeeeee Knife-oleeeeeee mate!

yes my eyes indeed! Mine eyes have seen the glory of the forging of Stormcrow!!! Big Grin Big Grin


dude! some gems int here eh! love that little kiridashi thing...LOVE em all actually...I never knew "recurve" was a blade term too, as well as a bow term!

The kydex (?) sheaths are looking pro too! Love me some bright colors!

wow man, you really are a blade ninja! Those blades are like music to my eyes!

AOC
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"Buy land- they are not making it anymore"- Mark Twain

"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile €”hoping it will eat him last." -Winston Churchill

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#7
Thank y'all! Big Grin

AOC- The bright sheaths are Kydex, the others are Boltaron. The materials are much the same, but Boltaron molds 30 degrees Fahrenheit hotter, then is less vulnerable to temperature extremes than the Kydex.

Headed to the shop to start the next batch. Smile
James Helm - Proud to be a Neo-Tribal Metalsmith scavenging the wreckage of civilization!



Helm Enterprises, Forging Division - http://www.helmforge.com



Helm Enterprises, Grinding Division - http://www.helmgrind.com



A collaboration with Wasteland Leatherwork: wastelandcrow.blogspot.com
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