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I use salvaged tool steel to make punches,splitters,drifts and hardie tools for smithing,cant have enough of it
Not for knives tho
Barmond steel uk have euro w2 in different sizes.i say euro w2 because it has more chromium than the U.S. version
Gfs knife supplies uk has...
Yes 15 min then quench
Canola oil is much less toxic than motor oil
Plans are in link bjansen posted a couple of posts up
Great looking grinder it is too
Looks great natlek.
Along these lines will be my next oven build
Have some salt and lemon juice close to hand
They might be cooked like the turkey
Shows that was good advice
Couldnt happen to a more able guy anyway
Post pic of the new shoes
Think you hit nail on the head there
Only a gallon of oil for steel like this could cause problems
Great looking little knife
Should really look well with a nice handle
Post finished pic when done
Looks like auto hamon to me too
Prob left too thick before hardening at that point
Is it a kitchen knife?
Doesn't look to go to edge so should be...
Looks good Brady
Keep us posted on how it goes
Thank you for another great article larrin
I love when you touch on anything about the history of it all
This isn't the place for politics
Or it's not 1095
For wrought iron recycle old gates,wagon wheels,railings
It's all over the place really
Has nothing to do with your steel not hardening but I thought parks 50 at room temp unless it's very cold out and canola oil at 120?
I've read it's better to quench in water to cool when tempering
O7 from GFS is very similar to blue steel and 1095 or 26c3 is similar to white steel but both much cheaper
Seeing as you don't have a kiln not...
Barmond special steel UK
They have a nice range of forging steels,plus solid billets of Hitachi steel