Agree with everything but this especially.Chef wrote:There's something about makeshift workshops that's really inspiring to me.
Well, I am kinda in a college dorm so I will test the theory at some point after exams. I've already 'borrowed' a hairdryer, I'll ask the local Mosque if I can use their barbece pit and the steel can be salvaged from one of the chop shops around here (they really love to keep their cars going *forever* here to the extent that if the back end of your car breaks, they cut it off and stick a slightly newer one on). Tools I can also 'borrow' or buy, there is nothing special in there.
The only sticking point is an oven, I litraly know no one who has one, not even a toaster oven! This isn't because I'm a student and thus live on pot noodles, but it's just that ovens are not really used in Malaysia, everything is cooked on a hob or gas, ovens are a 'western' thing. Sealegs, need your smithy built fast
Finally, would it be possible to adapt the profile a bit to create some sort of throwing blade? How would it be done? It's not that I like throwing stuff, just that the handle looks quite fiddly and I'd like something to practice with. I'm ordering a Fairbarin Sykes type knife sometime in the near future and that sort of knife can be thrown so I'd rather not break it prating around since the manufacture won't cover 'abuse' in their warranty. So again, ideas on that?
And BTW, anyone interested in getting a proper Kris, I will be visiting Pak Mazin in his forge sometime in the near future. Message me and I'll keep you informed.