"Now perhaps the practical need for a self-made stone knife would be near zero however taking the trouble to give it a go is well worth the effort for an understanding of the just how it was back then & from that an insight can be gained of life…"
"if spring steel or any steel for that matter is heated to forging temp it will need to be hardened & tempered again...I think making a knife with a grinder is typically consumerist & gives an inferior quality blade over a hand forged blade.…"
"one way to temper your knife so that you have a hard durable edge with a blade that is not going to break or shatter you would clean the blade with emery till bright then slowly & carefully heat the back of the blade with blow-torch until it is…"
"absolutely mike...unfortunately most of us are made for the machine, consumers with a consumer mentality... :) nuff said...
the hastings - taupo trip was 2 summers ago, to get to the medieval jousting tournament...that was the 1st long haul for…"