1. sharpeknives

    sharpeknives

    Jan 13, 2006
    Has anyone had any luck making a hamon on a D2 blade?
     
  2. shqxk

    shqxk

    Mar 26, 2012
    D2 is air hardening steel which will fully harden even in the clay coated area so no hamon for this steel.
     
  3. Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith

    Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith ilmarinen - MODERATOR Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2004
    You can fake a hamon on D-2, but you can't make one :)
     
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  4. JTknives

    JTknives Blade Heat Treating www.jarodtodd.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 11, 2006
    You could get a temper line possibly using a torch. If your after that kind of look then pick a diffrent steel.
     
  5. Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith

    Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith ilmarinen - MODERATOR Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2004
    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.
     

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