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Alec: @alecsteele
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My name is Alec Steele and I am a 21 year old blacksmith from Norfolk in the United Kingdom, now living in Montana in the USA! I upload a vlog from my day at the workshop almost every single day. Lots of sparks, lots of making, lots of fantastic-ness. Great to have you here following along!

What do I make? LOTS of Damascus steel, knives, swords, axes and more and of course, I always love hearing your suggestions for future projects in the comments below!

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Alec Steele Blacksmith 2019


  1. awesome that you are expanding your skills in metallurgy 🙂

  2. A Totally Ordinary Aubergine

    Just make a mould and cast it. That’s how they did it back then.

  3. just remember that with any copper alloy that it heats up really quickly but it also cools really quickly too, you have to do alot of short heats or you will ruin your material. working time is way less than the steel that you are used to, learned this one the hard way.

  4. Tommy Fournier

    I thought bronze should be hammer hardened to make it stiffer.

  5. Dale Fairfield

    I have asked you several times to make a Scimitar. Please consider it. You can make it with a jeweled handle and/or guard.

  6. I would like to see you make a dragon breath damascus knife ?

  7. I guess this is why casting seems to have been “the way to go” with Bronze, at least for the rough shaping?

  8. Beretic Shortclips

    Bronze is almost always cast into shape, then forged and refined.

  9. Caleb Mayfield

    Awe yeah, some good`ole heatin and beatin.

  10. First time watching your video and I’m loving the Montana flag in the background!

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