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Old 02-04-2020, 01:31 PM
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Default How to Forge a Boot Dagger (run and gun sorta) Part 1 ( video 3 in knife series).

This video shows the steps of forging a boot dagger.. it's basic steps in a run and gun forging session.. Sorta...

Run and gun forging is when you forge as you go along and not really use a preform

(preform videos) here:
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short version:

Sadly I really thought I could pull off a run and gun on a dagger and frankly, I struggled to stay away from a preform. So this video uses a semi preform as I could not with any good conscience make a sloppy dagger.

A single-sided blade would be much better for this "Run and Gun blade forging" session but I wanted to forge a dagger and this design came to mind..

One of the problems with this kind of undertaking is the fact I am having to forge the stock to a usable size for the blade design vs starting off with a suitable size.

Anyhow, comments and questions welcomed..

If you don't like the video.. Please say so in the comments and let me know why.. I keep working on getting the videos to be more in line with what people like as a balance with what content I would like to show..

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