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    Das HandleMeister apicius9's Avatar
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    Great thread. Reminds me of that Koster knife I had a while ago. Looked great, but was more like a Bowie than a real kitchen knife... Look forward to seeing where this is going.

    Stefan

  2. #22
    It looks like tomorrow or Friday I will be Heat Treating this blade and a few others. Im not sure what I will do for the handle yet. But probably will do it up nice for ya is the blade hardens.

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    Man you are busy, which is good to hear. Man I can't wait to see what you come up with. I usually don't get excited but this is blowing me away.

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    Ok I am chomping at the bit to know how Heat Treating went. Did it melt all over the oven like I think it would? Pleas throw me a bone...

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    Hang in there. I didnt get a chance to HT the blade today. Im thinking tomorrow afternoon maybe.

    That is if it doesn't melt!!!

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    Today was the day. I started the HT process on this knife! First I had to anneal it and ran it through a couple of normalization cycles. Trying to make the steel as ready as possible for the quench!

    Believe it or not. HT went well. I took the blade up to temp, and held for about 5 minutes. Then quenched the blade in oil. And guess what, It didnt explode or delam or warp etc. seemed to HT well as far as I can tell at this point. And Is straight as a arrow.

    Its not in the first of 2 temper cycles..

    Here are a few pictures. I am working alone today. so I didnt get photos on the quench or clean up etc.
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    Senior Member Crothcipt's Avatar
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    wow. Just by how the metal acted, when I had it home I would have thought this would have been more of a problem than what it turned out to be. Thx for the pics.

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    It's ALIVE!! Isn't think disproving the old idiom that you can't make a silk purse out of a sows ear??

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    Dont get ahead of me on this one guys.. It did make it through the quench.. And after its quenched I tempered it. and then I tested it for hardness.

    My initial tests are bad! Very low RC.. It is SO LOW that its softer then the test equipment that I use even goes.. I dont know what kind of steel they used.. but Its is not High Carbon steel, let alone 1095 like they claimed.. or I would of been able to get it to harden..


    Am I surprised. NO


    More to come later.

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  10. #30
    Could it be that it had a very small core of 1095, and that damascus cladding is made from low carbon stuff?

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