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He's doing some differential hardening and tempering during the same heat. I love seeing him harden in water..

In this case he's very experienced as there is very little shade to even see what temperature the steel is even at..

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Here's a good video showing a Thai blacksmith performing some of his magic.
Fascinating. I enjoyed seeing him shape the point by using another machete to pare off a sliver of hot steel.
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Fascinating. I enjoyed seeing him shape the point by using another machete to pare off a sliver of hot steel.
My old blacksmith would clean up a knife by forging/quenching/re-tempering and sharpening for less than $1. He would even upset the cut-off end so you didn't lose a hair off the end and kept the edge profile.

Same guy who taught his dogs to carry out trash to the dump pile with a mumbled command and a nod of his head. He showed me how to put a chicken to sleep.
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Here's a good video showing a Thai blacksmith performing some of his magic. Pabong Village near Chiang Dao in Chiang Mai Province, Thailand.


https://youtu.be/GM0Mlt4YgxM
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Here's a good video showing a Thai blacksmith performing some of his magic. Pabong Village near Chiang Dao in Chiang Mai Province, Thailand.


https://youtu.be/GM0Mlt4YgxM
Finally had a chance to watch the video; many thanks for the link!


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