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Geigs

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How many knives would 100lb of magnetite result in, and will you sell me one :p
 

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7 hour smelt.
150lb charcoal
65lb iron sand

First bloom came out. About 24lb of bloom. Need to start checking for carbon content and refining it. Today I'm going to rest because it's taken about 50 hours over the last few days to get to this point.


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Illyria

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Very cool. Nice work, has to be gratifying...

How’s the hardness?
Thank you!

I have to wait a couple of days to go borrow a buddies hardness tester to be sure. Water quenched and tempered at 325, feels around 60-62 on the stones.

I'll be working on getting a full sized gyuto forged out of it over the next few days.
 

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How does one go about getting one of these beauties?
I'm working on finishing up some handles for a few forged 52100 monosteel blades.

I'm holding off forging anything for a few weeks until my new heat treatment kiln (no more borrowing from friends, haha) and touchmark stamp arrive.

I'll be posting my new stuff as it's being made.

Thanks!
 

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Ordered some 26c3 to make honyakis, so I decided to actually get around to attempting a stone finish on a honyaki I had laying around for a year.

190x52 house gyuto. 1095 at about 65hrc, water quenched.

First time ever attempting a honyaki polish.

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Back at it.

New heat treatment kiln (Evenheat lb-18) is shipping this week. Getting some forged out and ready for heat treatment before it arrives.

Wrought iron clad 52100, monosteel 52100 and some 26c3 for honyakis.

Will be posting a lot more once the kiln arrives.

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Heat treatment kiln arrived.

215x50mm 52100 gyuto clad with wrought iron.

67hrc out of the quench, tempered down to 63hrc.


Polished up to 5k (sandpaper) followed by uchi fingerstones and an acid etch.

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