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Knifemaking - Blades from Motorcycle Chain, Powdered D2, 5160, 1030 and O1
A couple of blades mixing all kinds of different steels.

Order Details:
-No details really. I just wanted to make some blades out of this damascus.

Blade making process
Square section (40mm) pipe, modded to be the container for the steel. (Picture 1)

I start placing motorcycle chain segments inside (8" long) with a flat piece of 5160 in the middle. (Picture 2)

D2 scraps. (Picture 3)

For each piece of chain, I add D2 scraps to fill in the spaces. (Pictures 4, 5, 6 and 7)

Closing the container. (Pictures 8, 9 and 10)

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Welding both halves together. (Picture 11)

Placing it on the oven at 1300C. (Picture 12)

Pressing it to weld the steels. (Pictures 13 ans 14)

Container after welding the steel inside. (Pictures 15 and 16)

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Pressing it to flatten the ingot into a flat piece (12" long, 2" width, 5/16" thickness) (Picture 17)

How it looks after a rough grinding. You can see the chains, D2 (blue arrows) and 5160 (red arrows) (Pictures 18, 19, 20 and 21)

Once I had that ingot, I cutted it in half, and in the middle I placed a piece of some damascus I had already made (100 layers of 1030 and O1)

When I get orders for some special knives, I make 2-3 damascus ingots and I keep the best for that knife, and find what to use the rest for (or design a knife I think it would look nice with that pattern) (Picture 22)

Then I got it on the oven at 700C (Picture 23)

I added borax. (Picture 24)

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Then I placed it on the oven at 1300C and press it at full power. (Picture 25)

And this is how the roughly ground knife looks like. (Picture 26)

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