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Larrin

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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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Nice

Devin Thomas? Unfamiliar ;)

Nah welcome Larrin, youre knowledge is much valued here :)
 

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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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