Blacksmith Jason Northguard heated the brass and hammered it flat. He also hammered the iron and elongated it. At the same time adding carbon to the iron to make steel for the blade.
DIY Easy Knife Making, learn how to make a knife similar to this Viking Dragon Head Shipwreck Knife. We used materials recovered from shipwrecks to create this unique knife but standard high carbon steel and brass could also be used. Check out our short video to see exactly how easy this knife was to make.
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What is unique about this knife is that all of the materials were recovered from shipwrecks. The brass was from a brass pin recovered from the paddle wheel steamer Black Warrior which sunk in 1859. The iron hull plate and the teak were taken from the passenger liner Oregon which sunk in 1886.
I used a simple process of rough cutting the blade with a disc grinder and cut off wheel. Then shaped the blade with a sanding wheel and belt sander.
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Viking Dragon Head
A dremel grinder was used to carve the dragon head and create the spine work.
Please check out the short video posted above to see each aspect of the build.