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  • FinneganFookface

    Best youtube content ever. Albeit I have no particular interest in smithing, I have binge watched your vids since one showed up on my sidebar. You're awesome, keep up the good work !

  • Elsa McAllister
    Elsa McAllister 4 days ago


  • Davud Burekovic
    Davud Burekovic 4 days ago +1

    why don't you compete in the forged and fire competition

  • Volvary
    Volvary 5 days ago

    Now take those two pieces, lay them on a show plate with a slight gap between the blade and handle and immortalize the attempt.

  • Jonathan Guisa
    Jonathan Guisa 6 days ago

    It was a Dodge hehe

  • *** Sgt WarDaddy98 ***

    That's a beautiful knife.

  • Marcky 8o8
    Marcky 8o8 8 days ago

    Very nice knife! I could kill a lot of pigs with that in hawaii!!!

  • Bryan Barba
    Bryan Barba 8 days ago

    Well done

  • Bradley Bellwether
    Bradley Bellwether 9 days ago

    @ 14:51 I think he meant to say a tuba 6, instead of "tuba 4". lol
    Unless my eyes deceive me.

  • me curse you mimikyu

    Gutted what a waste of time and effort

  • Thomas Briscoe
    Thomas Briscoe 9 days ago

    Do u ever sell any of your knifes

  • Holden Junior
    Holden Junior 12 days ago

    You should see if you can forge ar500 steel

  • It doesn’t matter
    It doesn’t matter 14 days ago

    I cringed so hard every time he hit that copper

  • Georgios Soumelidis
    Georgios Soumelidis 14 days ago

    Fantastic video! Learned a ton about steel properties from you and I am very grateful.
    But watching this one I came to wonder... is there a way one could repair this broken dagger?
    I believe this would be a very interesting challenge trying assembling back a broken knife or even a sword..
    Wouldn't you agree ?

  • Patrick Fouse
    Patrick Fouse 15 days ago

    To be fair, you were also carrying around a camera, and explaining what you were doing, during the 3 hours, I'm not sure it would have cut a significant amount of time, but just over all you were doing more than most people doing this challenge would have to

  • Ricardo Rodriguez
    Ricardo Rodriguez 17 days ago

    If you want to practice. Set milestone alarms at each hour.

  • üřmœmğæý
    üřmœmğæý 17 days ago

    Why do you put chalk on the files?

  • Inventor Luis
    Inventor Luis 18 days ago

    it may not be done, but its still really good, but then it broke :/

  • Retro Gamer
    Retro Gamer 19 days ago


  • JeffHeidjuh
    JeffHeidjuh 19 days ago

    It will keel.

  • Nesa Popov
    Nesa Popov 21 day ago

    Alec the knife is not completed, but it will keeel

  • Anon Ymous
    Anon Ymous 22 days ago

    If you would have heated the guard it would have dropped on. And been a very tight fit when cooled

  • Albu Andrey
    Albu Andrey 23 days ago

    why don't you compete in Forged in Fire ?

  • Rocket ammo
    Rocket ammo 24 days ago

    Your blade did not make the cut

  • jonny11995
    jonny11995 24 days ago

    but Alec the question is "will it keel?"

  • honorbound12
    honorbound12 24 days ago

    Too much of a gap from the blade to the guard it's just an extra stress point Bowie knifes don't have that gap and the ones that do are much much thicker

  • S.R. Ali
    S.R. Ali 24 days ago

    this is the kid from stuart little right?

  • Matthew MacDonald
    Matthew MacDonald 25 days ago

    That is one hell of a beautiful knife and if It didn't break I would have paid at least $350 for it. Do you sell any of your knifes you make when you're not under contest time restrictions?

  • Traps Are Gay
    Traps Are Gay 25 days ago

    All that just to destroy it

  • Spartan X
    Spartan X 26 days ago

    Song at 7:30

    • Jose Franco
      Jose Franco 24 days ago

      Spartan X kodiak tigerblood jewel epidemic sound

  • Mistah Temperr
    Mistah Temperr 26 days ago

    Love your energy bro. Vids are always a pleasure to watch.

  • Cameron Shoemaker
    Cameron Shoemaker 26 days ago

    Please go on forge in fire the show frfr that’s all a lot of people wanna see and I’ll bet money to it’s not ab the money it’s ab the viewers dawg get on the show

  • Stjepan Repanić-Gotal

    damn... so to turn of this guy?

  • modelleraren
    modelleraren 27 days ago

    Why do you need an air-filtering device when you are grinding?

  • Jorgos Gustavus
    Jorgos Gustavus 27 days ago

    R U okay?

  • Sima Simson
    Sima Simson 28 days ago

    I knew you will fail.
    You want everything to be perfect and that's just not gonna cut it(see what i did there).
    If you have a time limit, especially if you have a short time limit, you need to focus solely on the blade. That's probably why they use plastic and cords and whatnot for handles and some other random crap for guards.
    But damn, both videos were amazing to watch

  • SquiffedArdvark
    SquiffedArdvark 28 days ago

    there was a lot of bending in the blade from the copper...

  • Yvewyne Manalo
    Yvewyne Manalo 28 days ago

    Blade Smith we have the disition Alec steel is not make the cut

  • Whatever
    Whatever 29 days ago

    It will KEEL my friend

  • Albert Poulsen
    Albert Poulsen 29 days ago

    This is how you lose a finger

  • Ian Ismawi
    Ian Ismawi Month ago

    I T W I L L K E E L

  • Orlando Soto
    Orlando Soto Month ago

    Hmmm Alec Steel vs Matt Stagmer or Ilya in a sword building challenge forged in fire... my bets on Matt Stagmer and Ilya. Sorry Alec Steel.

  • local commoner
    local commoner Month ago

    *you should actually join on forged in fire*

  • Nick
    Nick Month ago

    Where do you live because I see a Texas a&m flag in the background and I live next to the college in college station

  • jordy st-jacques
    jordy st-jacques Month ago

    but it will keel?

  • beast of cayon
    beast of cayon Month ago

    In the forged in fire show they have 3 hours to make the blade not the handle so that is really imppressive

  • TheRocosi
    TheRocosi Month ago

    It will kill 😏

  • Earl Wright
    Earl Wright Month ago

    could've used a couple of socket wrench or a deep well socket wrench to drive the guard on

  • Trey Ingle
    Trey Ingle Month ago

    Wasn’t they supposed to forge a blade out and put the handle on and test them in the same day if so then this is not the same challenge as the show

  • Foxy Plays Minecraft

    The only thing the rest of that knife is good for is shaving ur neck beard

  • 817charger
    817charger Month ago

    I wish all my failures turned out as well!

  • Richard Sveum
    Richard Sveum Month ago

    You are a perfectionist, you can’t get perfection in 6 hours. What you produced however was a beautiful knife.

  • amirr zero
    amirr zero Month ago +1

    Well if u don’t stress about the camera and doing all these things u could have smashed it

  • Oliver's iron work and wood work

    Now it looks like the strangest clever 😂

  • sofus Andersen
    sofus Andersen Month ago


  • mark jackson
    mark jackson Month ago

    dude! as a hunter i want a knife identical to this!

  • Zip Drawing
    Zip Drawing Month ago

    This, will kiiiiiiiiiill

  • Blood Stone
    Blood Stone Month ago

    One question I have with the broken blade, how would you go about 'Fixing it" assuming that you could reforge it?

  • richard Turk
    richard Turk Month ago

    You are incredibly obnoxious.

  • 私 ιηνιςτυζ 刀

    0:45 atleast its not a wasp.

  • yos doggo
    yos doggo Month ago

    "It will keel"

  • The gamer G
    The gamer G Month ago

    It’s 3 hours to make a blade

    PASCAL TRONIC Month ago

    What's the name of the song at 7:07

  • PAGrunt
    PAGrunt 2 months ago

    It's not a failure if learning and growing was involved

  • michel dajč
    michel dajč 2 months ago

    Why didnt you heatend up the guard... Its stretchy this whay

  • Justyn Evans
    Justyn Evans 2 months ago

    Have you ever used "dye penetration" or "mag practical" to test your materials for cracking?

  • Justin Bonney
    Justin Bonney 2 months ago

    i just wanna say that you keep mentioning all the advantages you have over the guys in the show, but you're forgetting about the disadvantages. You need to move a camera and set it up during your time slot. and you kept checking the time remaining. On the show they have a clock you can see and the presenters give you a verbal update. I would love to see you on the show when you move to the states.

  • Michael Morelli
    Michael Morelli 2 months ago +7's not what the knife does to the copper, it's what the copper does to the knife.

  • Bruce Barnes
    Bruce Barnes 2 months ago +1

    Beautiful Bowie knife too bad it broke it was really good looking knife

  • Rachel Burrell
    Rachel Burrell 2 months ago


  • mineomer

    Ağzını yaya yaya konuşma yavşak. Translate çevir bunu..sikik görende bisi yaptın sanir

  • Abaddon Torment
    Abaddon Torment 2 months ago

    Would you trust you blades in a medieval like war

  • Nothing Much
    Nothing Much 2 months ago

    That was AWESOME!!!

  • Brian Bois
    Brian Bois 2 months ago

    Next time make it out of cruseibul Steele ... Now that's a ... Broke my heart to see if brake😮

  • Mixed_Emotions_69-96
    Mixed_Emotions_69-96 2 months ago

    why did you cut the gard you did not need to and you'd finish

  • alejandro arguedas
    alejandro arguedas 3 months ago

    Very good videos bro.... Keep it up

  • shanncap
    shanncap 3 months ago

    Well done. I realize you "failed" the time challenge and the blade did break. But this is one of my favorites. A potentially beautiful knife (certainly was in design) and a good bit of learning in two short videos. Thank you for all you are doing on your channel.

  • Gage Games
    Gage Games 3 months ago

    A blacksmith that sells T-shirt’s! I knew I shouldn’t of ate the last donut!

  • Alain Martel
    Alain Martel 3 months ago

    In Forged in Fire, they never need to forge the guard. Also, you toke to much time on the guard.
    Well, even if it was not finished, it was probably good enough for the testings.

  • Joseph Sowinski
    Joseph Sowinski 3 months ago

    Is there a way to buy his work?

  • Foxxtrott1100
    Foxxtrott1100 3 months ago

    Try heating the gard then press on.

  • doubleoh_ wolf
    doubleoh_ wolf 3 months ago

    Comin’ back to come old videos while we wait for the Viking Sword to return! That grain structure is incredible on the blade-apart from the crack, of course

  • Edmur Júlio
    Edmur Júlio 3 months ago

    Da hora

  • Mac Kettner
    Mac Kettner 3 months ago

    i winced when you started in on the copper :)

  • Henry
    Henry 3 months ago

    I have many respect for you cuz you spend lots of time setting up cameras and still complete

    FSAUDIOGUY 3 months ago

    Great video Alec, quite a lot of fun mate!! TY:)

  • Matthew Wolf
    Matthew Wolf 3 months ago

    You aren't aloud to run with the knife on the Forged in Fire show. HAHA!

  • marvin hamilton
    marvin hamilton 3 months ago

    aww theres a bumblebee

  • Lee Maitland
    Lee Maitland 3 months ago

    Proof that failure is absolutely an option in the right context, and a very important one. Good attitude!

  • hippie ttv
    hippie ttv 3 months ago

    I think we have to take a second to appreciate the honesty of this young lad could have easily edited out 30mins and made it seem like he made it under 3hrs

  • Wolffang s
    Wolffang s 3 months ago

    if you shaved your head you would look like a young devin townsend

  • JB Rustic Forge
    JB Rustic Forge 3 months ago

    Your editing has gotten top notch over the years! Props

  • Shane Sinclair
    Shane Sinclair 3 months ago

    Great stuff mate.One thing I learnt in first year carpentry apprenticeship sharpening tools was run soap in your files.Works a treat.Also great lubricant on screws.

  • Marathon Climbing
    Marathon Climbing 3 months ago

    Man that handle is a thing of beauty and deserves a new home on a new blade.

  • brainchasm
    brainchasm 3 months ago

    So much for bubble-free epoxy...

  • доктор ужас
    доктор ужас 3 months ago


  • Rodrigo A Santana
    Rodrigo A Santana 3 months ago

    I cry

  • Bruce Blackmon
    Bruce Blackmon 3 months ago

    You can’t rush perfection!

  • Thomas Samoht
    Thomas Samoht 3 months ago

    Now, imagine if the judges requested something more like "add a fuller to the blade", or anything else... I live in Italy, and I'm quite a fan of the "Forged in fire" serie (which, by the way, here it's called "Fuoco di spade"). The problem in a "forged in fire" challenge is - ok, first of all you are not in "your workplace", so you have to deal with that. But mainly, you have to balance everything, given the restricted amount of time you are given to complete the task: funcionality, strength and ofcourse, aesthetics. You have to balance: don't spend too much time on any of those. You have to present a blade which does the job, is strong enough and good looking, at the best of your possibilities. You are given some parameters by the judges and they are telling you what tests your blade will be put through in advance, so you have to keep those things fixed in your mind. Nevertheless, "a work requires a given amount of time. A good work requires MORE time". Keep up the good work, man!

  • TheCrossCloud
    TheCrossCloud 3 months ago

    Why did he put chalk on his files?