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    that is a nice patternwelded blade ! it would...

    that is a nice patternwelded blade ! it would look lovely with a lite etch and later a rub with 4f pumice powder on a cotton cloth
    -some tulwars have very nice subtle patternwelding
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    this is good advice ! heat gun and leather...

    this is good advice !
    heat gun and leather gloves and it should wiggle loose ( if not, then you have a pin to knockout )

    can you see any hints of it being a laminated steel ? it would be sweet...
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    the cartouche looks like " representative of Shah...

    the cartouche looks like " representative of Shah Abbas " and " made by Assadollah Esfahani "

    wootz is very nice and definitely Persian !
  4. i've followed the links you sent and they have...

    i've followed the links you sent and they have made some very nice ingots ! I'm sure that some very nice knives are being made from these. I wish these bladesmith's success in revival of their...
  5. Hello Sancar Ozer thank you for the post,...

    Hello Sancar Ozer

    thank you for the post, there are some very interesting blades in the pictures !!

    do you have some details of the ingot, and was Usta able to forge this into a blade ?
    the...
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    Thank you for comments !!0 Glen, i have been...

    Thank you for comments !!0

    Glen, i have been forging the cakes at a lower temp than i would for modern steels ( you can see the limits in the iron carbon phase diargram for 1.6% carbon steel ).......
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    Large Wootz Shamshir

    here is the latest
    wootz steel, 36.5 inch blade with full distal taper
    walnut handle
    http://www.northshoreforge.com/page2/photos-3/files/page5-1012-full.html

    more pic's and some in progress...
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    I agree with David that wootz was well worth...

    I agree with David that wootz was well worth making at the time !

    why would you say " Non Quenched " ??? this is odd because i haven't heard of that
    - The quench recipes i've seen will be...
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    Hi David I'm sorry aswell for my poor behavior...

    Hi David

    I'm sorry aswell for my poor behavior .. I should voiced myself in a pm ... thank you and all is well

    with'in that film, i produced an ingot of wootz steel... forged it out to...
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    wootz steel is just a crucible steel in the ultra...

    wootz steel is just a crucible steel in the ultra high carbon level ! think of 1080 steel with lots of globe like carbides clumped together to form the pattern.
    - it is an ok steel now a days
    -...
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    The Cheese video that you have just shown is the...

    The Cheese video that you have just shown is the documentary based on Me.... I believe you owe me an apology !!!
  12. wonderful !! that catalog will be a real...

    wonderful !!

    that catalog will be a real treasure !

    I'm so glad that Ostad will be speaking and giving a tribute to his father..!


    thank you Manouchehr, that is excellent news
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    wootz ingots

    Hi

    just produced a batch of wootz ingots.. all around the 4 to 5lbs mark and hopefully around the 1.5% to 1.8% carbon level
    ...
  14. Sticky: yes, big congratulations on that ! Manouchehr,...

    yes, big congratulations on that !

    Manouchehr, i believe that Dr.von Hoffmeister has put it in excellent words !

    fantastic


    Greg
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    hi it looks to be patternwelded... ! this is...

    hi

    it looks to be patternwelded... ! this is also good
    if your lucky it has ribbon pattern

    . . similar to turkish type swords.. ( looking at the pommel ) such as kilic

    G
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    Hi to be honest... it reminds me of some...

    Hi

    to be honest... it reminds me of some coupons that i made and overly etch in HCl acid... if this was the case... who ever did the etch made it waaaaay too strong ....

    the crack on the spine...
  17. thank you, that works well ! Greg

    thank you, that works well !

    Greg
  18. is there another source for that manual online......

    is there another source for that manual online... the link isn't working at the moment

    thankyou
    Greg
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    a little off topic.. but the straight sword may...

    a little off topic.. but the straight sword may have been straighter going into the quench.. and took on a slight bit of curve when quickly cooled.. generally if quenched in water: tip will go...
  20. thanks Monty ... shamshir are awesome blades but...

    thanks Monty ... shamshir are awesome blades but not so easy to make..

    thanks Jerry.. your steel making is like the jet fighter is to my old piper cub.. i'm so glade we have such a cool steel...
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    http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e396/dimenickel/...

    http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e396/dimenickel/Sunday%20wootz%20may%2010/DSC05350.jpg

    heres some dendrites...
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    Making fulad/wootz steel ingots

    Hi
    this is a small furnace made of castable refractory
    the charges are generally pig iron and iron = 1.5% carbon overall in steel
    - green glass used as flux... two were with blue glass and abit...
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    Hi Rand ofcourse they didn't have pyrometers...

    Hi Rand

    ofcourse they didn't have pyrometers back then but .. ..you can tell the temperature roughly by the color of the crucible and charge..
    - even nowadays...the thermocouples for that temp...
  24. Hi Manouchehr thank you for the complements.. ...

    Hi Manouchehr

    thank you for the complements..
    - i had made this bar of fulad a couple years ago and was saving it for this purpose... the blade is 32 inch and 1 1/4 at forte

    i'll progress...
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    Hindoo Process

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    i've read the Buchanan account before.. but this is first i see of this article in this book

    Metallurgy
    The Art of extracting metals from their ores, and adapting them to various purposes of...
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