Forging a quality knife starts with the raw material, 3/4" diameter 52100 high carbon steel.
The steel is heated to over 1700 degrees Fahrenheit so that it can be forged to shape.
The first step is to forge the stock down to about 5/16" thick.
Forging is continued on the anvil by hand.
The clip point on the spine of the blade is formed first.
The blade is further shaped and the bevel is forged where the edge will be.
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