This series of demonstrations were conducted at the First New England Hammer In held at the New England School of Metalwork in Auburn, Maine. This is an oustanding two(2) DVD set of ABS Master Smith Christoph Deringer demonstrating Integral Blade forging of both a drop point full tang hunter and a full tang dagger. Master Smith Deringer forges the dagger blade, guard and tang from a single 52100 steel ball bearing.

DVD #1 of 2 contains Intregral Blade Forging of a full tang Drop Point Hunter in Chapters:

1) Introduction
2) Initial Forging using Power Hammer
3) Hand Forging to Set Shoulders
4) Use of Bearing Races
5) Caution with 52100 Steel
6) Power Hammer to Reduce Bolster Area
7) Advantage of Coal over Gas Forge
8) Forging the Tang
9) Matching Scales to Tang
10) Pinning Scales to Tang & Thoughts on Ricasso
11) Heat Treating 52100 Blades
12) Planishing and Completing Blade

DVD #2 of 2 contains Intregral Blade Forging of a full tang Dagger in Chapters:

1) Introduction
2) Forging Safety Apparel
3) Integral Blade Forging Process
4) Strategy for Forging the Guard
5) Guard Fullering & Forging Approach
6) Blade, Guard & Tang Alignment Tip
7) Double Ball Swage for Tang Configuration
8) Configuring & Detailing Dagger’s Blade

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