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Alec Steele Blacksmith 2020
Runtime: 13:07


Alec Steele
Alec Steele - 5 måneder siden
Thanks for watching guys! Be sure to get the SelfSAVE Kit with 10% off and free US shipping using code “stopthebleed”
Valentina Garcia
Valentina Garcia - 4 måneder siden
I've been wanting to see either of you try a Cuban link chain bracelet out of Damascus
Matthew Daniel
Matthew Daniel - 5 måneder siden
@jebadia kerman, we still use them in the army. it can risk possible need for amputation, but better down a leg than down a man.
Sevh C
Sevh C - 5 måneder siden
brooo how did you get all this quipment
Craig Loose
Craig Loose - 5 måneder siden
I just bought mine after Part 3 when you announced they were back in stock... looks like no discount or free shipping for me. Great kit though!
jebadia kerman
jebadia kerman - 5 måneder siden
@Jacob Merrow it might just be England then, my bad
Killian Ramsey
Killian Ramsey - Måned siden
Now consider this... If they have too little material and need to save the pattern, what if they could cut it lengthwise and weld the damascus on either side of some high carbon steel for the edge?
CustomCoin7200 - 2 måneder siden
When I saw the first strike and all of the smoke come up I thought the hammer ripped apart the tig welds
Vernon Ray
Vernon Ray - 2 måneder siden
This is madness.... But I'm hooked and need that sword
robert shaw
robert shaw - 2 måneder siden
Don't you guys make anything to sell - knives, hammers, forge tools that YOU make? Do you make carving knives or other similar objects? Are you setting up a school? That shop is a huge investment of money. How do you support it? The things you make are beautiful - but are they for sale or just to use for wall decoration - which are also beautiful.
Danie Müller
Danie Müller - 3 måneder siden
It's a cricket bat! Same wedge splice method to get the blade and handle fitted...
skrt - 3 måneder siden
Every viewer: thinking alec and will are intellectuals.
Alec: Alrighty folks we have put some series thought in to this we have gone as far as thinking.
John Rew
John Rew - 3 måneder siden
You should think about getting a gas lense on your tig torch itll give you a much cleaner weld
julissa medina
julissa medina - 3 måneder siden
Sssssssttttick it all together
3zEkie1 - 4 måneder siden
But will this "composite" like set up sword be able to withstand a Battle typical Bend?
G.T. Jay
G.T. Jay - 4 måneder siden
01:40 wasn't this the plan the entire time......Will??? 🤨😝
Grant Martin
Grant Martin - 4 måneder siden
With the windchill included, it was -21 degrees C here last night! It hurt to physically touch metal objects with my bare hands ...:(
AlexIsModded - 4 måneder siden
Unless I'm totally mistaken, isn't forging the tang the way you're doing it now, the "medieval" way to do it?
jonka1 - 4 måneder siden
I wish you would treat your audience with more respect. You seem more interested in making the Alec Steele show than actually showing us how to make swords. Your fake drama about how to extend the length needs us to believe that you thought (whiteboard footage) of this solution! This is a normal and accepted method of sword construction. Your "style" of presentation does nothing to convey to us your endeavours to make the world a better place.
Rein Quest
Rein Quest - 4 måneder siden
Curious, why grind out the welds? Why not mill it?
Sharpshooter 159
Sharpshooter 159 - 4 måneder siden
-17 Celsius!? In Edmonton we literally had under -40 celsius in January 😱
Some random Guy
Some random Guy - 4 måneder siden
This is the first series of yours I have ever watched You two have such talent and I love the back and forth you have. I can’t wait to watch more
Hysteria - 4 måneder siden
stabbed myself in the leg a couple of weeks ago with a hunting knife
coulda done with a tourniquet instead of bleeding all over the top that i sacrificed :P
I'm pretty awesome
I'm pretty awesome - 4 måneder siden
$170 for that medkit! I put one together on my own and spent about $30 less and I have a couple extra goodies that you don't have like quick clot and a couple Israeli bandages....
Ken Smith
Ken Smith - 4 måneder siden
Who is picking out the weird music? Talk about bad tastes in music. Bring back the Swing!
Zachary Santora
Zachary Santora - 4 måneder siden
I’m in a metallurgy class for mechanical engineer and I have a few questions? So you and will talked about crystalline structure of the steel and the carbon level in the steel can I just get more of an in-depth explanation of what you look for when making this big of sword. Such as FCC or HCP, I’m just curious about the grain boundaries and shear stresses during forging.
Pedro Faleiro
Pedro Faleiro - 4 måneder siden
Will é muito foda, eu menosprezava ele logo que ele começou com o Alec
Kate34 - 5 måneder siden
Am I crazy that I've been watching Alec for so long and I've never been interested in trying to do anything he does, it's just so cool to look at and he's such a good and funny guy😂
Ben peaty
Ben peaty - 5 måneder siden
Technically it's only a crucifix if Jesus is on it. Otherwise, it's just a cruciform.
Dave Bergamoth
Dave Bergamoth - 5 måneder siden
0:34 looks like a guitar
Corey Sleap
Corey Sleap - 5 måneder siden
Please make a practical home and personal Defence sword. 😊
James Ellsworth
James Ellsworth - 5 måneder siden
Another fine mess, Ollie!
Eric C.
Eric C. - 5 måneder siden
I'm having a wicked nose bleed right now. Anything for that?
nesalino - 5 måneder siden
When do change the name of this channel to Will and Alec Steele?
icantechnomore - 5 måneder siden
you used to have much better videos... nowadays you're all about posting as many as you can... it's like nothing is happening in them anymore. sad (I haven't seen any of your videos for at least 6-7 months)
Dog Faced Pony Soldier
Dog Faced Pony Soldier - 5 måneder siden
wait is he joking about the steel being stronger if the crystals grow? Because I have always read that it gets weaker the bigger the crystals grow, and that you shouldn't let the steel get past the critical temperature too much before quenching it.
Tiredof BSM
Tiredof BSM - 5 måneder siden
You talk too much... Boring to watch....
Uwe Penzkofer
Uwe Penzkofer - 5 måneder siden
Why your Dog sitting in a Bird Cage? I hate this.
Juan Cassinerio
Juan Cassinerio - 5 måneder siden
bigger grains in the metals doesnt make the metal stronger, it does the opposite
hypoeddy - 5 måneder siden
10:51 wrong. the opposite is true, finer grains = greater strength.
Edward Barrett
Edward Barrett - 5 måneder siden
Why Yogo, shouldn’t it be called Yofo, You Only Forge Once... actually on second thoughts, maybe Yogo is better 🤪
V!!King - 5 måneder siden
How do you spell the dog's name? Yogo? Jogo? Was it even anything like that?
Manuel - 5 måneder siden
Whats the song at 8:12
MechanicallySound - 5 måneder siden
Hey Harry Potter!! SHUT UP, work more talk less...
Road house
Road house - 5 måneder siden
It's Zweihaender when you have no ä
Jason Phillips
Jason Phillips - 5 måneder siden
As a Medic I take medical emergencies very seriously. Trauma even more so because of how quick a bad accident could end up kill someone.
I'm pretty impressed with the comprehensiveness of the kit. It honestly looks like something I would build myself if I were to build an IFAK centered around trauma.
However, this kit won't do anything - and can actually harm your patient - if you aren't trained. Take a CPR/First Aid course from either the AHA or American Red Cross. For trauma management there is Stop The Bleed, which has classes all across the country taught by Paramedics, Nurses, and current/former Combat Medics/Corpsman which will show you how to properly apply tourniquets, chest seals etc.
Michael J. Caboose
Michael J. Caboose - 5 måneder siden
A thought on the tang fitup:
My first inclination would have been to make a socket connection. Turn the existing remainder of the blade into a conical section, forge the tang with a matching socket, then forge weld the two.
Thoughts on how this would have been better/worse than the approach that was taken? Just trying to learn and get opinions :)
collerdraw vento
collerdraw vento - 5 måneder siden
norton snale
norton snale - 5 måneder siden
The solution is to make the Kurgan sword, that is assembled in pieces and lives in a handy briefcase.
"Happy halloween ladies!" - The Kurgan, 1986
Станислав Блажко
Станислав Блажко - 5 måneder siden
devilcatz 76
devilcatz 76 - 5 måneder siden
Waste my life watching this video and the sword still not finish.
jenky1044 - 5 måneder siden
Great job gentlemen.
Also, Will.... *That whole thumb, pinky waving with your tongue sticking out* went un-cool a few years ago. I think maybe high school kids might still do it.? 🤔
Maty Verdina
Maty Verdina - 5 måneder siden
What's the title of that book?
Jess Hines
Jess Hines - 5 måneder siden
Inkwedibly thin! 😂 (13:04). Love you guys, so excited to see this thing built!
OfficialRetard Repairs
OfficialRetard Repairs - 5 måneder siden
9 millimeters, alec, thats not very thicc is it
Ratslapper94 - 5 måneder siden
*hust* Flamberge *hust*
Deplorable D
Deplorable D - 5 måneder siden
The Michael McIntyre of blacksmithing!
Abigail Wilkins
Abigail Wilkins - 5 måneder siden
Just cause girls don't comment, doesn't mean we don't watch... wtf..
kyze ???
kyze ??? - 5 måneder siden
Bring back live streams
Za11oy - 5 måneder siden
Hope you enjoy your visit with us!~ Loving the project so far!
Ben Thompson
Ben Thompson - 5 måneder siden
make a kerambit
Sod White
Sod White - 5 måneder siden
A tinier, less obnoxious Colin Furze.
TheThunder005 - 5 måneder siden
So basically what I am saying is there is a comparison between the soul of a person and the forging of a sword, there are always mistakes, but with a lot of hard work and hammering, an amazing piece is made... ~said a man to his wife trying to explain self reflection in the forge on YouTube!
LeggoMaEggo - 5 måneder siden
A tang to add a tang
T Wack
T Wack - 5 måneder siden
last week in Edmonton Alberta is was -46 degrees Celsius
Firedog 911
Firedog 911 - 5 måneder siden
Love the medical ankle pack but womder if y'all can do the ankle wrap and ✂ sciccors cause I got almost everything else?
Michael Mello
Michael Mello - 5 måneder siden
When tig welding there should be minimal to no sparks. Your tungsten may be contaminated and should be re sharpened
Pyrohawk - 5 måneder siden
11:04 correct me if i'm wrong, but wouldn't larger grain sizes actually WEAKEN the steel? Less dislocations in the path of strain makes it deform easier, no?
Mitchell Anderson
Mitchell Anderson - Måned siden
For this moment they want the steel to knit together, they can decrease grain size later
Nathan Mayor
Nathan Mayor - 5 måneder siden
Ok well gn xx
LANMasters Assistant
LANMasters Assistant - 5 måneder siden
such a sexy edit on the power hammer
Víctor Cast
Víctor Cast - 5 måneder siden
Send something for Skallagim for testing! That would be an awesome colab!
Richard M.
Richard M. - 5 måneder siden
Question: if you don’t have the length you need, why are you wasting material that will ultimately be inside the handle? Why not weld a regular piece of high carbon steel to the bottom since it would be hidden by the guard and handle anyway?
Имя Фамилия
Имя Фамилия - 5 måneder siden
Oh, -17. That's warm.
Evan MacHendrick
Evan MacHendrick - 5 måneder siden
This is actually pretty similar to how tangs were often forged in medieval times. They would forge weld a softer steel onto the main piece to make the tang because it would absorb impact better and reduce breaking. You have discovered the old ways!
PowerfulVeganHands - 5 måneder siden
1.99 MILLION!!!!!
Chris Bruinsma
Chris Bruinsma - 5 måneder siden
I was SO expecting.....actually hoping.....for a video snippet when you mention that accident always happen in the workshop......which video was I hoping for?? The snippet of a younger Alec going to "Bangkok" Makes me chuckle a bit thinking about that video.
mackobun - 5 måneder siden
index 9:09 (Will's Welding Helmet) "Knock knock. Who's there? I'm bad at welding" CLASSIC!! LOL!
Augie Cooper
Augie Cooper - 5 måneder siden
Could you have used nickel wire as filler so you wouldn't have to grind it out?
BlackOak - 5 måneder siden
Those Self-Save kits look really useful. I've been getting into backpacking and I've wanted to get a first aid kit to add to my set-up. The problem for backpacking is size and weight, and with small/light first aid kits, quality. Most small kits are seen as being for small needs. This looks like it's designed for serious needs, by people who take it seriously. Will definitely be keeping it in mind, thx
BlackOak - 5 måneder siden
Only -17°C
Arch Civ
Arch Civ - 5 måneder siden
Good to see your video, i am from pakistan, even though it not my line, but like to see your efforts, and it help me understand and illuminate my mind.......
Flo123 - 5 måneder siden
Good decision to just use normal steel on the handle part
Modo - 5 måneder siden
Sometimes I want to make mosaic damascus, and then I see much work it is and change my mind. Well done Will for all that time at the grinder.
Mikael Hilton
Mikael Hilton - 5 måneder siden
The code should have been "stopthebleede"... get it?
Psyrus - 5 måneder siden
Moment of silence for the old Sword Breaker, if you please.