Forging This Beautifully Intricate Sword Is So Damn Impressive

Do you remember the Green Destiny sword from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. I didn’t. But that damascus steel blade finished with jade is so damn gorgeous and stunningly detailed that after seeing the guys at Baltimore Knife and Sword make it, I don’t think I’ll ever forget it again. The whole build process is so…

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Watch a Rusty Knife Get Cleaned and Sharpened to Reveal a Beautifully Shiny Blade

At the start, the knife looks to be in pretty bad shape. It’s spotted and stained and totally rusted but with a little tender, love, and care, the steel is shining and sharp and beautiful once again. The high carbon steel used in Japanese chef knives can be susceptible to rust when used with things like fresh fruit…

Watch an oxy-gasoline liquid fuel torch cut through metal

Yowza. That burns hot. Watch as a Petrogen Multi-Fuel cutting torch nicks right through a stack of metal and cuts it clean off. The cutting system can use liquid fuels of any kind, including “gasoline of any grade, “white” gas, camping fuel, and stabilizer additive fuels” and “diesel, kerosene, biodiesel”. Basically,…

Watch and listen to the fascinating process of making a steel pan drum

Unsurprisingly, there is a lot of banging and hammering and mashing and even torching involved in making a steel pan drum but watching it all come together and to see flat steel get shaped in the most irregular pounding way to create the most perfect sounding notes for each section is pretty damn awesome. I couldn’t…

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