Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18

Thread: Good Knife-Related Metallurgy Resources?

  1. #1
    Senior Member Noah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Oregon, USA
    Posts
    171

    Question Good Knife-Related Metallurgy Resources?

    Like perhaps many on these forums, I'm a geek.

    I love to wrap my head around complex concepts and then play with them and see what I can make.

    I'm also all-to-aware the the internet has a few too many know-nothing blow-hards that are all too willing to spout off garbage and half-truths, so whenever possible I prefer to get started in the right direction by asking more experienced people which resources are actually worth trusting and learning from.

    Toward that end, I'm interested in diving in and learning what I can about knife-related metallurgy and some of the theory behind what happens during forging and heat treating, and would appreciate experienced advice on some good places to start.

    I have an interested layman's knowledge of chemistry and am comfortable with math up through calculus if any of that matters for the subject. I don't mind choking a bit in the deep end of the pool, but a way to wade in first wouldn't hurt my feelings.

    Thanks in advance for any help you can provide the eager newb.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    Albury Australia
    Posts
    1,161
    Verhoeven. Search "metallurgy for knifemakers".

    Careful. It might bend your brain 😆
    "I'd better change my signature before I get myself into trouble..."

  3. #3
    Senior Member Noah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Oregon, USA
    Posts
    171
    Right on. Sometimes getting a bit bent is good for it.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    Albury Australia
    Posts
    1,161
    Enjoy
    "I'd better change my signature before I get myself into trouble..."

  5. #5
    Senior Member bkultra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    1,513
    Larrin Thomas

  6. #6

    tsuriru's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Posts
    73
    "The working, heat treating, and welding of steel" , Harry L. Campbell, M.S. , New York, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1940

  7. #7
    Senior Member Noah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Oregon, USA
    Posts
    171
    Right on folks. Thanks! I'm sure I'll work my way through a bunch of books eventually. Tons to learn, just the way I like it.

  8. #8

    ecchef's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    GAP
    Posts
    5,266
    Quote Originally Posted by bkultra View Post
    Larrin Thomas
    +1.
    “Though I could not caution all, I still might warn a few; Don’t lend your hand to raise no flag atop no ship of fools.” Robert Hunter

  9. #9
    Senior Member Noah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Oregon, USA
    Posts
    171
    I'm not finding any books or videos by Larrin Thomas, though I did find a linkedin profile. Does he have some available form of media about metallurgy that I'm missing, or....?

  10. #10
    WillC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    herefordshire uk
    Posts
    2,076
    You won't, other than snippets of wisdom on certain materials. You need to read Verhoeven it's a properly written guide to heat treatments written especially for bladesmiths.
    http://www.hybridburners.com/documents/verhoeven.pdf
    Build a quick forge and make a few knives as your reading it, knifemaking is a doing type of thing.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •