– I'm sure you noticed conspicuously absent any steel. That's because in thefirst round of competition we're giving you this. A huge pile of 5160 springsteel that you gotta figure out how to forgeinto a signature blade in your signature style. The length of your blades mustbe between 10 and 13 inches. The overall lengthof your weapon must not exceed 22 inches. You must include a throughtang in your blade's design. You have three hoursto forge your blades. Good luck. Your 10 minute designwindow starts– now.
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I'm going to makea recurve camp knife. I know they can stab withthe drop point on them. I want something with nicecurves that's good for slicing and something thatI know will satisfy the obstacles that they'regoing to be put through. Bladesmiths, your 10 minutedesign window has closed. Your three hourforge time starts– now. I'm going to givecanister Damascus a shot. But I've never done one before,so it's a little intimidating. Ooh! When I thinkthese guys are going for is if they stretchout the springs it's easier to get powder around– Powder all the wayaround that material. If I don't put spacebetween each coil, then I could end up withdelamination or cold shut.
I've never weldedbefore, so this is fun. OK, so we have a smith herethat does not know how to weld. – Come on, Andrew.– Uh-oh. Yeah, turn it on first.
I've already messed up once. Plan B is to get thesecoil springs welded up. And I'm going to geta piece of mild steel, wrap it around that, weld ittogether for some
The problem withAndrew moving some steel is he doesn't haveenough steel to even create an edge for that thing. I know what I'mgoing to end up with, and it's not going tobe my style or pretty, but I just want to get aknife done at this point. 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Bladesmiths, shut down yourmachines and drop your tools! This forging round is over.
Mike, you're up. One thing that Ilike about this blade is it's designedfor a stabbing test. So you have that spear-likeshape over there. I like that you havea false edge on one side that'll support the stab. Andrew, you know what to do. I'm gonna betotally honest, MIG welding is about the easiestwelding there is out there. I really wouldhave liked to have seen you maybe spend about 10minutes and just figure it out. That could definitely helpyou beef this blade up, OK. This is very lean. Bill, you're up.
You got wiresthat are sticking up on the ends that are loose. I can wiggle thewires inside the taco, so it's definitelynot welded up 100%.
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