Superb work as always. I love to see your works in progress on the rare occasions you post them. If I may ask was the blade already hardened and tempered when you cut the recesses for the gold inlay?
Hi Sandro,Excellent job
I saw the photos that the edge is not cut deeply. You could show how do?
I am knifemaker, and I would like to inlay the mark on my knives, Damascus steel is the mark disappears.
I have a question, i see you are inlaying square wire, my question is, as you inlay the square wire how do you keep from it overflowing to the sides, is it semi-annealed? or dead soft? any special techniques you can share.
I hear you on that last part Barry.
Can I trouble you for my benefit and for the thread for guages and details...
The stippling you're doing for the leaf overlay is just deeply stabbing a sturdy needle point that's like 30 degrees at the tip for strength vs depth (I am guessing)
With this technique you could use really really thin sheet gold if you wanted to save money or go as thick as you like I think.
(I'll stop cluttering this cool thread now )