Bainite heat treatments of 52100, O1, and 1095

Kitchen Knife Forums

Help Support Kitchen Knife Forums:

Larrin

Senior Member
Joined
Mar 13, 2011
Messages
687
Reaction score
758
New article summarizing some experiments I did on “austempering” for bainite of 52100, O1, and 1095. There were some interesting results about how bainite gest improved toughness of typical tempered martensite. I also compared between the high carbon steel heat treated for bainite vs high toughness medium carbon steels. And offered some opinions about getting setup for austempering vs sticking with a typical quench and temper. Bainite Heat Treatments of 52100, O1, and 1095 - How Much Toughness? - Knife Steel Nerds
 

ModRQC

Expert HT: B#1 AEB-L 52100 W#1 B#2 Chromax HD2
Supporting Member
Joined
Oct 16, 2019
Messages
2,556
Reaction score
2,503
Location
QC, CA
Thanks for that, interesting read as always! So was your last about CPM-15V and the general science of high V alloys, btw.
 

Larrin

Senior Member
Joined
Mar 13, 2011
Messages
687
Reaction score
758
no L6 bainite? i heard its the best for katanas.
Howard Clark uses martensite for the edge and around 50 Rc bainite spine so that it has more strength than the typical soft pearlite spine.
 
Top