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High-Performance Blades Sharing ideas for getting the most out of our steel.

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Old 10-02-2007, 11:29 PM
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Blacknet;
if you call Houser & Miller, they can provide sterling silver to your spec, as they are a refiner, and reseler.
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Old 10-03-2007, 08:23 AM
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Something you might want to consider before you invest in the sterling. The blade you have shown is already heat treated. You could have a hard time drilling holes for the pins. I dont know the steel but a buddy of mine bought a damascus blade that was a skinner (from Texas Knifemaker) with welded full tang. I burned up at least 10 bits, used diamond bits and finally brok tru but had a heck of a time with it and swore I would never do it again. Couldnt heat it as it ( for soldier or pins) will distort etch on damascus. Anyway, just though you might want to try first before you invest. Mabye you will have better luck than me.


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Old 10-04-2007, 04:27 AM
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Carbide bits drill all types of hardened Damascus with ease. They are available in fractional and numbered sizes. I use them very regularly. Frank


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Old 10-04-2007, 08:11 AM
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Guess I must have been using cheap drill bits as sure gave me a hard time. Wilol buy some and try them. Thanks Frank for the heads up.


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Old 11-16-2007, 12:33 PM
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I am new to this forum and knifemaking. However, I am well educated in casting. I am a goldsmith. Too bad I did not see this sooner. If you want any gold or silver, either fine or sterling cast, I can do it and do it with quality. I can also make ingots, bars and wire to just about anysize. Or I can even roll metals into sheet, just not wider than 1 1/2" If you want to make a model from wax and have it cast, I can do that too, the wax can be purchased from www.riogrande.com
Best of all, my custom casting is something I am willing to trade for.


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