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Knifemaking - Fairbairn-Sykes Dagger in Chainsaw Chain and 5160
A Fairbairn-Sykes damascus dagger with melted brass decorations.

Order Details:
-7 1/2" blade, 13" overall length Fairbairn-Sykes dagger in damascus.
-Wooden handle with damascus guard and pommel.
-Presentation box.

Knife making process
Chainsaw chains and a flat 3/16" 5160 stock. (Picture 1)

Using an electric welder, I welded the chains to the stock (note the cutting teeth) (Pictures 2 and 3)

I made a cannister with a pipe and I made a sandwich with the welded piece and two layers of 304 stainless steel, one on top and one on the bottom, to prevent welding against the pipe (so I can retrieve the ingot easily) (Picture 4)

Cannister on the oven at 1300C (Picture 5)

Once it welded properly, I took it off the pipe/cannister.

Preparation on a new capsule, with an identical pipe, but this time I cut it on the upper corners. (Picture 6)

I placed a 2mm thickness asbestos paper as antiwelding barrier, as in this case, the SS 304 would be useless, as the brass would weld with it. (Picture 7)

Cutting pieces of brass. (Picture 8)

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Placing them on top of the asbestos paper. (Picture 9)

Some borax on top. (Picture 10)

Then I placed the 5160 stock and chainsaw ingot on top of that and I add more borax. (Picture 11)

More brass plates. (Picture 12)

Other asbestos layer to finish it up. (Picture 13)

Welding the cannister closed. (Pictures 14 and 15)

On the oven at 900C (Picture 16)

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Hammering to weld the brass with the steel. (Picture 17)

Cannister after the hammering session. (Picture 18)

Cutting the cannister to remove the final ingot. (Pictures 19 and 20)

Future blade, just removed from the cannister. (Picture 21)

Ground blade. (Pictures 22, 23 and 24)

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Damascus guard. (Picture 25)

Cutting a piece of wood (Itin) for the handle. (Picture 26)

Drilling the center for the blade's tang. (Picture 27)

Manually shaping the handle and finishing it with 400 grit sandpaper. (Pictures 28 and 29)

Placing the already shaped handle into the blade. (Picture 30)

Piece of damascus for the pommel. (Picture 31)

Working on that piece (drilling, threading and grinding it) (Pictures 32, 33 and 34)

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Final manual sanding. (Pictures 35 and 36)

Threading the pommel on the threaded end of the blade's tang. (Picture 37)

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Finished Knife
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