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(YouTube)   Remember that Hattori Honzo line in "Kill Bill" about how his sword would cut God? He might have been thinking about forging a 3,000-layer billet of Damascus steel, like this   (youtube.com) divider line
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2019-09-24 7:40:16 AM  
Er, 1000 layer. Using graded stock. And machinery. Contrast that with what was available just 300 yrs ago. Still pretty impressive. I guess.
 
2019-09-24 7:40:16 AM  
I see your 3,000 layer and raise you 1,000,000 layers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BfwS​x​qNcW0
 
2019-09-24 8:01:11 AM  
I don't see the point.
 
2019-09-24 8:52:16 AM  

Relatively Obscure: I don't see the point.


oooooh, edgy
 
2019-09-24 8:57:21 AM  
It doesn't take that much time to get to over 3,000 layers.

folds - layers.
0 - 1
1 - 2
2 - 4
3 - 8
4 - 16
5 - 32
6 - 64
7 - 128
8 - 256
9 - 468
10 - 1024
11 - 2048
12 - 4096.
 
2019-09-24 8:59:46 AM  

dr_blasto: Relatively Obscure: I don't see the point.

oooooh, edgy


But can that edge cut God?
 
2019-09-24 9:00:13 AM  

Virtually_Human: I see your 3,000 layer and raise you 1,000,000 layers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BfwSx​qNcW0


That's still only 20 folds to get over a million layers.

220 = 1,048,576.
 
2019-09-24 9:19:22 AM  
Watching that sort of work makes me really want to get into forging. Fark data engineering; gimme a hammer, anvil, steel, and some fire.
 
2019-09-24 9:20:18 AM  
*Hanzo
 
2019-09-24 9:20:29 AM  

Urmuf Hamer: Er, 1000 layer. Using graded stock. And machinery. Contrast that with what was available just 300 yrs ago. Still pretty impressive. I guess.


I come from guys that rode with the actual Ulrich VonLichtenstein, not a fictional dude at all.
These guys were nuts, but being wealthy, you are allowed that.

They had some good steel, but they had the advantage of being wealthy, too.

If they could hire a a smithy and afford a hydraulic hammer press thingy, they most definitely would have gotten it.

Now, our castles are in ruin. but they are a bear to heat.

We make mead.

And friends.
 
2019-09-24 9:32:11 AM  
And like every other video of that kind of work that claims to be, it's still not actually damascus.
 
2019-09-24 9:37:01 AM  
As informative as his commentary is, after a few minutes of it I put on this instead.
The Lonely Shepherd (Kill Bill Soundtrack) Gheorghe Zamfir
Youtube 1qsgBF7ZIsk
 
2019-09-24 9:46:59 AM  

vudukungfu: Urmuf Hamer: Er, 1000 layer. Using graded stock. And machinery. Contrast that with what was available just 300 yrs ago. Still pretty impressive. I guess.

I come from guys that rode with the actual Ulrich VonLichtenstein, not a fictional dude at all.
These guys were nuts, but being wealthy, you are allowed that.

They had some good steel, but they had the advantage of being wealthy, too.

If they could hire a a smithy and afford a hydraulic hammer press thingy, they most definitely would have gotten it.

Now, our castles are in ruin. but they are a bear to heat.

We make mead.

And friends.


I come from a line of, amongst others, blacksmith's. That was work, back in the day. We've impressive stamina and surprising strength, lack communication subtlety.  shiat at making friends.
 
2019-09-24 10:02:16 AM  

Urmuf Hamer: vudukungfu: Urmuf Hamer: Er, 1000 layer. Using graded stock. And machinery. Contrast that with what was available just 300 yrs ago. Still pretty impressive. I guess.

I come from guys that rode with the actual Ulrich VonLichtenstein, not a fictional dude at all.
These guys were nuts, but being wealthy, you are allowed that.

They had some good steel, but they had the advantage of being wealthy, too.

If they could hire a a smithy and afford a hydraulic hammer press thingy, they most definitely would have gotten it.

Now, our castles are in ruin. but they are a bear to heat.

We make mead.

And friends.

I come from a line of, amongst others, blacksmith's. That was work, back in the day. We've impressive stamina and surprising strength, lack communication subtlety.  shiat at making friends.


User Surname Checks out.
 
2019-09-24 10:40:14 AM  
Masamune laughs at your measly 300 layers.
 
2019-09-24 10:40:50 AM  
*3000
 
2019-09-24 10:50:48 AM  
Hanzo
 
2019-09-24 11:10:01 AM  

grinding_journalist: As informative as his commentary is, after a few minutes of it I put on this instead.
[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/1qsgBF7Z​Isk?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3​A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=0&enablejsap​i=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&​widgetid=1]


Nice tune.  I put it on once in a while, when I want a change from Ennio Morricone.
 
2019-09-24 11:27:12 AM  
Murder the gods and topple their thrones.
 
2019-09-24 11:28:54 AM  
Am I the only one who pictured Red Green every once in awhile during that video?

Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2019-09-24 11:37:01 AM  

vudukungfu: We make mead.

And friends.


But you repeat yourself. : D
 
2019-09-24 11:40:32 AM  

Urmuf Hamer: vudukungfu: Urmuf Hamer: Er, 1000 layer. Using graded stock. And machinery. Contrast that with what was available just 300 yrs ago. Still pretty impressive. I guess.

I come from guys that rode with the actual Ulrich VonLichtenstein, not a fictional dude at all.
These guys were nuts, but being wealthy, you are allowed that.

They had some good steel, but they had the advantage of being wealthy, too.

If they could hire a a smithy and afford a hydraulic hammer press thingy, they most definitely would have gotten it.

Now, our castles are in ruin. but they are a bear to heat.

We make mead.

And friends.

I come from a line of, amongst others, blacksmith's. That was work, back in the day. We've impressive stamina and surprising strength, lack communication subtlety.  shiat at making friends.


We came to America and got very wealthy in iron, and coal.

I only use coal in my forge, now.
 
2019-09-24 11:56:43 AM  

Virtually_Human: I see your 3,000 layer and raise you 1,000,000 layers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BfwSx​qNcW0


Can view at work, that Alec Steele?
 
2019-09-24 12:06:15 PM  

Extra Virgin Geek Olive Oil: Virtually_Human: I see your 3,000 layer and raise you 1,000,000 layers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BfwSx​qNcW0

Can view at work, that Alec Steele?


Holey moley it is..
 
2019-09-24 12:23:36 PM  

Extra Virgin Geek Olive Oil: Virtually_Human: I see your 3,000 layer and raise you 1,000,000 layers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BfwSx​qNcW0

Can view at work, that Alec Steele?


Yes.
 
2019-09-24 12:27:17 PM  
See that sort of thing on Forged in Fire all the time. And usually much better looking results.
 
2019-09-24 2:37:05 PM  

DMDmarty: And like every other video of that kind of work that claims to be, it's still not actually damascus.


Wootz, there it is.
 
2019-09-24 2:44:59 PM  

leeksfromchichis: DMDmarty: And like every other video of that kind of work that claims to be, it's still not actually damascus.

Wootz, there it is.


isawwhatyoudidthere.gif
 
2019-09-24 5:07:43 PM  

dittybopper: It doesn't take that much time to get to over 3,000 layers.

folds - layers.
0 - 1
1 - 2
2 - 4
3 - 8
4 - 16
5 - 32
6 - 64
7 - 128
8 - 256
9 - 468
10 - 1024
11 - 2048
12 - 4096.


Um, 9 - 468?
 
2019-09-24 8:17:44 PM  
i think its kinda cringey when the 17 going on 18 year old kids are in a million dollar garage with antique blacksmith tools already in it while doing videos as if they built them from the ground up themselves, they should portray that they are renting the shops they are in or have extremely trusting and generous friends sharing their wealth and skills. hell, i could do what they do given the opportunity such as if a friend of mine or I had a few hundred k to spare and build a shop that would be hella fun, but im poor and dont get to play with those types of toys because some old head collector has 30 "somethings" stashed in his shop that no one will ever be able to buy driving up price. its a very neat but privileged hobby,
 
2019-09-24 8:30:59 PM  

Dead_Cat_In_A_Tophat: i think its kinda cringey when the 17 going on 18 year old kids are in a million dollar garage with antique blacksmith tools already in it while doing videos as if they built them from the ground up themselves, they should portray that they are renting the shops they are in or have extremely trusting and generous friends sharing their wealth and skills. hell, i could do what they do given the opportunity such as if a friend of mine or I had a few hundred k to spare and build a shop that would be hella fun, but im poor and dont get to play with those types of toys because some old head collector has 30 "somethings" stashed in his shop that no one will ever be able to buy driving up price. its a very neat but privileged hobby,


What's the point in having money if you're not going to enjoy it?  He who dies with the mist does NOT win, but giving some of it, or what it can buy, to your kids to play with is cool.  It's not like they're doing something wrong.
 
2019-09-24 9:26:54 PM  

baronm: Dead_Cat_In_A_Tophat: i think its kinda cringey when the 17 going on 18 year old kids are in a million dollar garage with antique blacksmith tools already in it while doing videos as if they built them from the ground up themselves, they should portray that they are renting the shops they are in or have extremely trusting and generous friends sharing their wealth and skills. hell, i could do what they do given the opportunity such as if a friend of mine or I had a few hundred k to spare and build a shop that would be hella fun, but im poor and dont get to play with those types of toys because some old head collector has 30 "somethings" stashed in his shop that no one will ever be able to buy driving up price. its a very neat but privileged hobby,

What's the point in having money if you're not going to enjoy it?  He who dies with the mist does NOT win, but giving some of it, or what it can buy, to your kids to play with is cool.  It's not like they're doing something wrong.


I understand and would like to think if I had it I would do what they do and let people in to use it, sharing is caring afterall.. but its just a shame that such interesting and cool things like this are a bit unobtainable to many who would do them if they could afford it or knew the right people as well. The biggest lie as a kid we all heard was "you can be anything  you want to be when you grow up" around here, its not what you know, its who you know.  For example to apply and become a farmer and get a land grant, you need several years experience farming, how do you get that if youre applying to become a new farmer, etc. By the time you learn all this on your own and get the resources you are then too old to really get your foot in the door and make progress and you still dont know the right people, we cant all be pilots and race car drivers or actors. . . rant over it looks like loads of fun and if I ever met the right person or fell into some wealth I would love to pass it on and share and open up one of these for us farkers to use. . .
 
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