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David Weaver
I may be able to make a blade like this but my ability to harden and temper a long run of steel is zero, so it would probably not work.

Are these blades curved in the transition area? I'm guessing not or they'd leave a curved cut at the bottom corner between tails. Jack's description makes it sound more like they go directly to lateral cut at the bottom of a tail without any significant curve. They're probably heated and pressed in a die.

I'm kind of pleased that even though this is sounding like there wouldn't be much reward for trying, it motivated me to put portaband blades in my frame saw yesterday and I can at least until I found out why that's not a great idea, cut metal in a much more relaxed and easy way than using a 12" hacksaw.

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