So I took a commission for a Christmas present for one of my relatives. I love to use drive shaft for my blades since it is so wear resistant. It also hardens beautiful and holds an edge for a long time. Great for chopping.
Here is a demonstration using a Kerrihard power hammer to draw the metal out to the dimensions that I want. I am making a camp knife with a tang that I’m going to put a deer antler handle on. The drive shaft is 1 inch diameter.
If you’re interested in blacksmithing please let me know I teach classes on a regular basis.