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Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by Outdoor Gear Dad, May 5, 2020.
No not in the same location. But I’m confident now after speaking with the maker.
Now you heard I wonder how this can be done and why ?
I don’t think it can be done, at least not for any advantage in performance. With the temps and soaks needed, there is no way I can think of to pull this off effectively.
Everything I’ve seen so far with torch straightening, it seems to have a very negative effect on the microstructure.
I’ve had similar cracks and negative outcomes trying to leave part of a tang exposed trying to quench something larger than my quench plates.
My point is, having a steel like that with hardened portions that are random sounds unstable.
I know it works with simpler steels, but like Warren, I’ve never heard of differentially hardening a high alloy like that.
^Josh beat me to it, I was wondering if torch straightened...