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    A couple of questions regarding flux.

    1) Is it actually required during the knife making process? If so, what is its purpose/functionality?

    2) Aside from Borax, which products were traditionally used for the flux process?

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    It depends. Which process?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpikeC View Post
    It depends. Which process?
    What do you mean exactly?

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    Borax is used mainly for forge welding, sometimes brazing. It cleans the metal of oxides and creates a barrier for the oxygen to avoid the formation of oxides.
    Traditional fluxes includes ashes ( rice straw for the japanese, fern, ect.) powdered glass and some sands.
    But borax is more convinient and easy to use I think.


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