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Beginner forging question

rock3r4life Jun 17, 2021

  1. rock3r4life

    rock3r4life Sir shtablington

    Sorta a beginner (100% on my own now, I made a few badass d2 knives when I had loads of access to good university equipment) and I have a few pieces of 12in 3/8 1095 that I intend to make something out of once I get things moving; I fired up my forge (a super small seemingly shitty thing I think came from Amazon iirc and it doesn'twork like what I remembered) and it sucks compared to the awesome coal forge at SIU. Th3 main thing I have the greatest drive to make is either a large bowie or a relatively small katana (big fan of traditional Japanese stuff, even considered making my own tamahagane at one point, but kinda pointless with all the awesome steel you can buy now and the fact that I can'tsell my product for the worth without a reputation) so I don't seem to be able to find any places to buy any good "larger steel" like 27-28in.
  2. EBlackmore

    EBlackmore Hellfire Forge Knife Maker or Craftsman

    Google NJ steel baron. Its where I buy my steel at.
    blackmetal1181 and rock3r4life like this.
  3. spookyse7en

    spookyse7en Huge member

    Sort of surprised there isn't more of a response to this post. Help this guy out for gosh sakes. ****Not a knife maker so I have no idea.
  4. Rio

    Rio Como un angel JDBA Official Member Knife Maker or Craftsman Brigade Member

    what eblackforge said i get any size steel from the baron in nj as well, call them(973) 949-4140, they will treat you right. As a matter of fact go there and get to know them, they are great people, you will be in steel heaven.
    blackmetal1181 likes this.
  5. blackmetal1181

    blackmetal1181 The Devils Knifemaker JDBA Official Member Knife Maker or Craftsman

    New jersey steel baron like said earlier. Go with 80crv2 great steel with easier heat treat than 1095.
    Alpha knife supply is another

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