Matthew Parkinson
Matthew Parkinson
Journeyman Bladesmith (5yr)
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Joined: Feb 15, 2021
Last seen: Apr 3, 2024
Topics: 47 / Replies: 491
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RE: can you make a living one bladesmithing alone?

Can you make a living in the craft.. yes , a good secure living .. maybe. 1 tooling up allows higher profits as long as there is no debt to service...

3 weeks ago
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RE: Scabbard - new idea?

There are several methods to make sword scabbards. The two part carved method is one , it is possible to get this to fit very tightly just a lot of...

2 months ago
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RE: Quench tank for 36 OAL sword?

Horizontal quench for swords is a recipe for problems with warping, especially in double edges blades, it leads to sabering (warping along the hard) ...

2 months ago
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RE: Quench tank for 36 OAL sword?

I do make swords and my shop is set up to do so. we have several tanks sent up with different quenches , two are retired Oxygen cylinders acquired fr...

3 months ago
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RE: Edge Wear Without Indented Ricasso

I find a lot of folks assume that a flush choil design cant be forged to shape, this is a miss truth. Lin Rhea showed me this method then later I noti...

3 months ago
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RE: Annual Best of thread for 2023

The third knife this year is Maui Strong. This is a further extension of the pictorial idea, there is a tread on here where I talk about the inspirati...

4 months ago
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RE: Annual Best of thread for 2023

Next is a wootz hunting sword I finished out for blade last year, I started this piece in 2019, and it keep getting shifted to the back burner. gettin...

4 months ago
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RE: Jennifer Petrila New member ABS old bladesmith/blacksmith.

HI Jenn Great to see you here! I had no idea you are a sharps girl! My door is open to you as well if there is anything I can do to help! MP

7 months ago
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RE: Chambersburg air hammer

Steve Schwarzer has a 300 lb chambersburg self contained if I remember right, Grizzly Iron in phoenix AZ has a 300lb chambersburg steam. I would als...

8 months ago
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RE: Ribbon burner forge issues.

is it blown or venturi? sounds like a change in air pressure or fuel. If its venturi it may be the a drop in back pressure causing the flame to lo...

9 months ago
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RE: Taps and dies

I have had horrible experiences with Irwin taps. I did a class a few years ago making forges the school supplied irwin taps.. we had four they all bro...

10 months ago
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RE: Sustainable bladesmithing and personal health

building up slow and not pushing through.. I blew out my elbow years ago , pushing through an order of tent stakes of all things.. spent a lot of year...

10 months ago
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RE: whats the best way to pack a knife for shiping?

most knives I ship in a zipper sleave , I cork the tip , and wrap the case in bubble wrap and back fill the box with hard foam (insulation) . I mostly...

10 months ago
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