Hello and good day, I have been planning on adding "cryo" Liquid nitrogen quench to my Heat Treat line up.. With the addition of stainless steel to my line up. I want to be able to offer you guys the best possible RC and toughness. As well as edge retention and variety of blade steels. I will soon be offering a new damascus combination, of O1 an L-6. Which will be Cryo quenched.. This new combination will make a much better kitchen blade and a more notable difference when cryo treated then the HC steel mix we am currently making.
This new damascus combination will be a option for those of you with current order on the books. To change from the Carbon damascus to the new mix of cryo treated O1 and L-6 damascus..
Based off my limited experiance with this treatment. I bielieve it will only add a point to the RC to my current carbon mix, and will add even more to the new damascus mix, and huge benefits for most stainless steels. With a notable gain toughness as well as additional hardness and edge retention.
I have spent some time researching this and found a couple of great options for my new cryo tank. As well as tons of info on the subject on line. I talked to another knife maker that I have much respect for, He was very kind and open, sharing some important info with me so I make a informed purchase on the storage tank. He is currently doing cryo and has done much testing on many of the steel, new and old and the results of cryo treated steel. I gained more info from 1 phone call then I did searching the internet for hours reading on the forums. So I need to say THANKS!!!! you know who you are. I appreciate your time and advise. This is gona be fun!!
This is a obsession, As most of you know. Proper Heat Treating is just as important as the steel type.. So as a maker, I am always trying to refine my process and testing.. and learning.. There is room for improvement, and I intend to find it. This is the next step in my evolution. I know there are some here that have much more experience with this, and I welcome your comments and hope to learn as much as possible about this process B4 the new Dewar arrives.. Im just opening the door on the subject and starting to learn.. So please share your experience.
Ill keep you guys posted as I move forward with this and get the tank etc.