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Comments • 8 031

  • Orange k121
    Orange k121 16 hours ago

    That cool man👍

  • Mark Knight
    Mark Knight 23 hours ago

    I've never heard an English accent like that before 🤔

  • Edryzal Azrel
    Edryzal Azrel Day ago

    I would be honored get stabbed by that knife

  • Otto Rocket
    Otto Rocket Day ago

    Also most expensive shank I’ve ever seen lol

  • Otto Rocket
    Otto Rocket Day ago

    Should do a Damascus blade with gold as the waves from the Damascus pattern so it would stick out more

  • sk8 straight dead
    sk8 straight dead 2 days ago

    Takes one good breath wile grinding mmm ahhh breathin gold

  • Pitt Zahott
    Pitt Zahott 2 days ago

    1:42 cleaning the chocolate chimney with an immense piece of fleshy equipment

  • Musik Malam
    Musik Malam 3 days ago

    9:28 The sounds of gamelan it so magical

  • Benjamin Davey
    Benjamin Davey 3 days ago

    Now your just a bit past 1 million

  • Gregory T
    Gregory T 4 days ago

    How about a gold clad blade for durability and strength?

  • Thrill On The Mic
    Thrill On The Mic 4 days ago

    that has to be the most expensive letter opener I've ever seen

  • Naked Bandito
    Naked Bandito 4 days ago

    It's not the size that counts it's what you do with it

  • Michael Baerga
    Michael Baerga 4 days ago +2

    Course you can... but will you ever see that much gold be forged... well you just did!

  • Jurie Hendriks
    Jurie Hendriks 5 days ago

    Man, you are a charmer, your videos are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Frostbyte Gaming
    Frostbyte Gaming 6 days ago +5

    Dont let it fool you
    It might be small in size but its high in price

  • Kai Cook
    Kai Cook 6 days ago

    Please forge aluminum

  • Yung Meningitis
    Yung Meningitis 7 days ago +2

    Of course you can forge solid gold into a sword. You just need 2 golden ingots and 1 stick.

  • SoonKickedOff
    SoonKickedOff 8 days ago

    Grew up with Colin Furze?

  • Paul Day
    Paul Day 9 days ago

    What is the weight of the finished knife and what is the weight of the gold dust you collected?

  • As I See It
    As I See It 10 days ago

    What happened to finishing the knife off :'(

  • Robert Laube
    Robert Laube 11 days ago +1

    No way, shoulda made ayour signature leaf.

  • xyzct
    xyzct 11 days ago

    In gold jewelry manufacturing plants, they routinely burn all of the aprons, carpets, mats, etc. to retrieve the gold dust. And all of the sinks have complex systems to capture gold from being flushed down the drain. All that dust is profit margin.

  • xyzct
    xyzct 11 days ago

    THE most malleable and most ductile metal.

  • Andy Burns
    Andy Burns 11 days ago


  • chris fletcher
    chris fletcher 11 days ago

    Bro its Sherman from mr. Peabody and Sherman.

  • Colin ivey
    Colin ivey 12 days ago

    We didn't see the test with paper also where's the handle

  • Boing Heed
    Boing Heed 12 days ago +1

    My man got the worst pickaxe in the game

  • silver dragon
    silver dragon 12 days ago

    Gold has gold 24 k magic in the air

  • Krish Gupta
    Krish Gupta 12 days ago

    1 Year! 1 Million More!

  • White
    White 12 days ago

    He's gonna have to pan his shop vac after that one

  • Guodlca
    Guodlca 13 days ago

    But it does work harden, doesn't everything below its recrystallization temp? Not sure if everything does, but gold certainly.

  • Tommaso Truzzi
    Tommaso Truzzi 13 days ago

    Dear Alec, first of all, yours are not my favourite videos, but I like you and your work. I would like to share with you a couple of humble suggestions about gold: you can work fine gold without ever heating it, maybe a first time only. If you want a harder material, make a 750/1000 alloy, which you can harden by cold working it, as if it was bronze. Keep up the great work!

  • Aaron Bartlett
    Aaron Bartlett 13 days ago

    Damascus gold?

  • roflcopterkklol
    roflcopterkklol 13 days ago +3

    Probably filed off $150 worth of gold

  • Ghost Erik
    Ghost Erik 14 days ago +1

    Gold+silver damascus mecanical ✏️ like r0tring or stadler or lamy xd

  • Furious Psy-Op
    Furious Psy-Op 14 days ago


  • Angelo Letizia
    Angelo Letizia 14 days ago +2

    I can't even listen to these videos. Just toooooo much talking

  • Jordan obyrne Mafia
    Jordan obyrne Mafia 14 days ago

    U should have made a dagger

  • meat pie
    meat pie 14 days ago +1

    you sould've made a BUTTER knife

  • Jimmy The Powerful ! FU

    This guy looks and sounds so retarded...

  • Richard Smith
    Richard Smith 15 days ago

    Gold does work harden, so making delicate jewelry is a lot harder than it would seem. Working it too long will cause it to break.

  • Troy Keefe
    Troy Keefe 15 days ago

    You should make a hammer out of it

  • Fabsu
    Fabsu 15 days ago

    I am a Goldsmith, and this is super painful to watch.
    Nice knife tho

    • Fabsu
      Fabsu 15 days ago

      dji manufacture Yes but also the hammering takes a lot of gold off it, no one works with pure 24kt gold, you need to atleast dilute it into 22kt to make it stable.

    • dji manufacture
      dji manufacture 15 days ago

      Yes he waste lot of gold by grinding it

  • Artem Stepanov
    Artem Stepanov 15 days ago


  • Mute
    Mute 16 days ago

    shoulda at least slice a piece of paper with it

  • Blah Blahsen
    Blah Blahsen 16 days ago +9

    i'm a blacksmith. no frigging way would i be hammering on 4 grand of gold like that. you sir have a larger wallet, and larger balls than i, and i salute you random brittish guy.

  • MO R
    MO R 16 days ago

    That’s a waste just use iron

  • Something Wonderful
    Something Wonderful 17 days ago

    Excellent! Well done!

  • Ghost maxi
    Ghost maxi 17 days ago

    You could have replaced a pocket knife knife with a Gold one , that would have been pretty awesome , like you go an " let me help you cut that " and you pull out a solid Gold knife

  • Xonx Xenox
    Xonx Xenox 18 days ago

    Should have made a letter opener, no need to sharpen after use.

  • Bret Williams
    Bret Williams 18 days ago

    I'm dead! My heart just stopped

  • Reinulus Aurelius
    Reinulus Aurelius 18 days ago +2

    You ought to go to England and refine your accent

    • Reinulus Aurelius
      Reinulus Aurelius 8 days ago

      @A fat Paki bastard I think he sounds like an American guy trying to sound British

    • A fat Paki bastard
      A fat Paki bastard 8 days ago +1

      Reinulus Aurelius what’s wrong with it?
      He sounds British enough to me

  • Bacchanalia
    Bacchanalia 19 days ago

    The price of gold right now [May 28th, 2019] is $41.21 USD per gram. Which at 100 grams of solid gold equals to $4121.00. He should have watched a gold smithing video before using his blacksmith metal working skills.

  • imaferretmaster
    imaferretmaster 19 days ago +56

    100 grams of gold? That's a $4000 mini knife, what a baller.

  • Swx Prod
    Swx Prod 19 days ago +10

    Imagine how meticulously ancient jewelery was made. Pure insanity

  • Matt Bassett
    Matt Bassett 20 days ago

    U should be on forged in fire

  • Sergio Quintero
    Sergio Quintero 21 day ago +8

    When you are going to finish that knife?

  • Grumpy Owl Gaming
    Grumpy Owl Gaming 22 days ago

    Haha! Watching this as a professional jeweler irl was FANTASTIC! Anealling the gold (heating and instantly cooling) is such a cool experience with gold. It's crazy how soft it gets and how easily it can crack and pit! Just try dealing with that under a 50x scope and making sure everything to the 1/10th of a millimeter is perfect! Great Episode and fun to watch!

  • KimCanDo
    KimCanDo 22 days ago

    He is so careful grinding

  • Siggesatan
    Siggesatan 23 days ago +7

    a solid gold knife need a epic material for the handle!
    and what is more epic than a legal mammoth ivory handle?

    • Esteban Besaccia
      Esteban Besaccia 10 days ago

      A bone from a king's tomb (ilegally taken, of course) would make a better handle.

  • Matt Burns
    Matt Burns 23 days ago +3

    I think this is the boyfriend from the guy on Chandler's Wildlife

  • TheCookieplant
    TheCookieplant 24 days ago

    I will save every piece! Proceeds to the belt..

  • Smidgen99
    Smidgen99 24 days ago

    He just made a gold version of Zangetsu lol.

  • Rasmus Norberg
    Rasmus Norberg 25 days ago +1

    It's like he is working on a golden cheese with the file.

  • Chris Anthony
    Chris Anthony 25 days ago

    Gold is so weird. It seems like dense fudge and it makes me want to eat it.

  • Mr.FunMan Man
    Mr.FunMan Man 25 days ago +2

    🇬🇧. Sells the knife for 100k no profit

  • Darrin Goodman
    Darrin Goodman 25 days ago

    Fun bit of trivia, an ounce of gold can be drawn into a very thin wire for 35 miles, no joke, cheers

  • Maintenace Totem
    Maintenace Totem 26 days ago

    Ace mate keep it up mate

  • datavomit
    datavomit 26 days ago

    Where is the finished product??

  • Érico Martins
    Érico Martins 26 days ago

    You should have made a golden sickle.

  • Cyclone McSlav
    Cyclone McSlav 26 days ago

    The new crafting recipe for minecraft. And its another weak tool

  • XYZ Quak
    XYZ Quak 26 days ago +11

    Atleast is not a Click bait

    Insert Morgz

  • Fun FaMiLy
    Fun FaMiLy 27 days ago +1

    Its not a Gold biscuit its is Gold Cadbury!!

  • Joshua Keena
    Joshua Keena 27 days ago

    Did he ever finish it

  • havoc vosburg
    havoc vosburg 28 days ago


  • Robert Cornelison
    Robert Cornelison 28 days ago

    No Alec, Thank you!

  • Jordan Stroud
    Jordan Stroud 28 days ago

    Is it possible to make a Damascus blade from gold?

  • blast rock
    blast rock 29 days ago

    Gold was the first forgable metal. What kind of idiot is this?

  • Tony Loechte
    Tony Loechte 29 days ago

    But if you have to file material away of that caliber. You’re going to have to pay alil bit of more attention to detail. Don’t waste gold Cause you have to glue it back to your job. Or You know what happens when you loose gold Your dad gets cranky. Love it.

  • Tony Loechte
    Tony Loechte 29 days ago

    I love the way ALEC literally uses the tips of the tongs like the tips of his fingers.

  • FexGaming - Gaming and More

    Now forge solid diamond

  • Joe Hogan
    Joe Hogan Month ago

    Gold appreciates in value. Hang on to that knife for 5 years and you will break even or make profit, even after the waste during the sanding etc. Well done

  • Zac Dredge
    Zac Dredge Month ago

    So will Alec be forging platinum at 2 million subscribers? Haha, don't think you can be that's half the fun...

  • D Omega
    D Omega Month ago

    It's so fun to watch you forge things I always wonder about. Great videos man....

  • BlackKnight0814
    BlackKnight0814 Month ago

    It is painful to watch the final sanding and shaping 😖

  • Randell Darcky
    Randell Darcky Month ago

    That is the most beautiful blade that I have ever seen.

  • Robert Scott
    Robert Scott Month ago

    What did it weigh when u finished

  • Nelly Nell
    Nelly Nell Month ago

    Should make a pendant out of it and then sell it in an auction! You’d make some good money and a fan would have an awesome piece!
    You’re awesome

  • Judith Maldonado
    Judith Maldonado Month ago +1

    Alec Steele thanks for your great videos! 😎

  • Judith Maldonado
    Judith Maldonado Month ago

    Holyy Molyyyyy 😄😄😄😄😄😄

  • Christopher White
    Christopher White Month ago

    make an infinity glove with that i say.

  • kevin johnson
    kevin johnson Month ago

    no handle? get 14k gold which may actually be strong enough to hold an edge. If I had a forge and actually knew what I was doing I would do it. With 14k gold you could get enough to make an actual kitchen knife for about $1,000.

    BLACKBEARD Month ago +7

    Clicked for the gold. You've just earned a new subscriber. Not because of the gold but man your energy and personality is legit.

  • M D
    M D Month ago

    Break cleaner and borax...a gold tri blade of gold would have been cooler....arent you in Texas where triblades are legal to have?...golden rondel blade 😉 I got a copper one not sharpened....I would have hand sharpened on wax paper collecting the dust...then mix it with elite shungite powder or graphite and throw that dust mix into a wind turbine/atmospheric energy capturing device's resin filled stator....😉

  • MegaStan316
    MegaStan316 Month ago

    Wow what a waste of money that was

  • Jonne Datema
    Jonne Datema Month ago

    Is the knife heavy

  • MegaProjectpat
    MegaProjectpat Month ago

    Didn't have the talent to make a pocket knife???

  • David Sullivan
    David Sullivan Month ago

    I dont know why you are not snorting that gold dust like an Annunaki God. :)

  • michael hernandez
    michael hernandez Month ago

    your welcome

  • Stephen Williams
    Stephen Williams Month ago

    How do you buy gold through the mail like that?