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Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by sharpeknives, Jun 13, 2019.
Has anyone had any luck making a hamon on a D2 blade?
D2 is air hardening steel which will fully harden even in the clay coated area so no hamon for this steel.
You can fake a hamon on D-2, but you can't make one
You could get a temper line possibly using a torch. If your after that kind of look then pick a diffrent steel.
I'm not sure a temper line will show on D-2. It has so much chromium it may not take on much difference in appearance in the more tempered areas. You certainly can't torch harden D-2.