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The Diminutive Blade by CuSmith The Diminutive Blade by CuSmith
Probably the teeniest thing I've ever forged, this little guy started life as an alan wrench (a little tool that has a hexagonal cross-section) that I found in the road. The total length is almost exactly 4 inches (just over 10cm) with a blade width of 1/4 inch (just over 5mm). All the hardening and tempering is done, all that's left is to sharpen.
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Ann-McLaren Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your deviation has been featured in my journal this week. [link] :hug:
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CuSmith Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Thank you very much, I appreciate that.
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Ann-McLaren Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome.:hug:
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UnTill-Death Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Student Photographer
That is awesome. Toooo damn awesome...I would buy one :3
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CuSmith Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Why thank you.

And buying one is certainly possible. If you're serious, feel free to drop me an email at gofgor@yahoo.com and we'll discuss.
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Fully-Completely92 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
Very cool, how much would something like that cost if it were for sale?
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CuSmith Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
Not all that much, really. I didn't keep track of time as well as I should have since I had lots of other things to do while I worked on this, but judging by my memory of the parts of the process, this could be as little as $20-25 if I get enough of a demand for them.

Factors to consider: I don't have a whole lot of allen wrenches lying around that I'm willing to convert into itty-bitty knives, so I'd have to purchase material that's suitable for the application, then I'd have to forge it out, grind and polish, heat treat, then sharpen. Add a tiny little leather sheath to go with it and that would add a bit to the price but not all that much I think.
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