Thursday, October 1, 2009

Shiv #39 of 365 - Pretty Makeshift

Shiv #39 - Pretty Makeshift

This was the first shiv with which I tried hammered aluminum. It was pretty encouraging, so I hammered other things, became more excited about those, and pretty much forgot about this one.

The curving of the blade is a pleasant side effect to the hammering; pounding one edge expands the metal along that side, causing it to steadily bow as the opposite edge keeps tight and unstressed.

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