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Here are some pictures showing the stages of forging out a large bowie knife. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
|Heating the steel prior to forging.|
|This picture shows the clip forged in. The clip will form the top of knife because the steel will bend upward from the stretching when the bevels are forged in.|
|The tip has been forged in. You will notice the prebend in the rest of blade, put in over the anvil horn.|
|At this point, the bevels have been forged in. I have a little too much upward bend from forging, so I will use the wooden hammer to bring it back down. This will move the shape without putting in dents.|
|The blade has been forged and straightened.|
|Finally, the handle is forged. The blade is now ready for annealing and rough finishing before heat treating.|