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    Forgot to introduce myself first

    I Posted before I started an introduction thread here. My name is Larrin, I'm graduating this May with a bachelors degree in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Nevada-Reno and I've been accepted to Colorado School of Mines in Metallurgical Engineering in a PhD program in their steel research center. My father is Damascus steel and knife maker Devin Thomas.

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    Welcome aboard Larrin!

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    Devin Thomas? Unfamiliar

    Nah welcome Larrin, youre knowledge is much valued here

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    Hi Larrin, I'm glad to have you here.

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    Hi, Larrin. Your reputation precedes you here. Virtually everyone here knows and respects you from KF.

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    x2. Glad to see you on the board and already contributing great info on steel compositions!
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    Hey Larrin-pull up a stool at the counter over here! As long as you're here, here is a steel question for you! McMaster-Carr has 2 different quenching oils, one is called fast quench and one is called slow quench. Which one is best for O1 steel?
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    Glad to see you here. I can't wait for the epic steel debates!

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    The slow quench is probably sufficient for O1 because of its deep hardening, but the fast quench probably wouldn't give you any problems with knives, and could possibly get you a higher hardness.

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    Thanks, Larrin! I managed to spill about 3 quarts of oil today, so I think I will reorder some fast quench!
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