rail track knife blades

Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by treytheknifeguy, May 9, 2016.

  1. treytheknifeguy


    Mar 17, 2015
    does anyone have pics or vids of knives make from rr track
    ive searched everywhere and all i can find is damn rail spike knives
  2. S.Alexander


    Jul 7, 2013
    Check youtube for "man at arms, reforged"

    I remember that they made a sword from RR track. Looked like a heck of a lot of work, and that was even with power hammers and presses!
  3. Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith

    Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith ilmarinen - MODERATOR Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2004
    Except for the "I did this" factor, there is no reason to use Rail track for making a knife or sword. any 1070 or 1080 steel will do the same.
  4. deker


    Nov 14, 2005
    I'll agree with Stacy on this with one caveat. Some of the RR rail standards have very high Mn content, which can be used to good effect in pattern welding. More Mn means more black in the etch. I've been meaning to get a small hunk of rail to try this with for a while, but don't have easy access to one and haven't had time to really go and hunt it down.

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