Jewelery designer since 1982. Own smithery since 2000. I perform both – artistic and weapon parts, can also do investment casting, sand casting, bone carving, engraving.
As for blades, I normally do damask steel. I usually take KhVG, 9KhS 5KhNM U12-U10 for cutting edge, heat treatment in muffler with programming device.
p.s. I do not make cold arms!