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Hamon

Discussion in 'Canadian Suppliers' started by snailgixxer, Nov 30, 2015.

  1. snailgixxer

    snailgixxer Golf season is here:)!!!!

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    What do you guys use to get a nice Hamon? I have some 1095 en route, gonna try my hand at a kitchen knife. And I'd like to try for a Hamon. From what I read and watched it's a fire brick mortar, but what suppliers do you use? I'm thinking Home Depot or something would have something?!
     
  2. jonliss

    jonliss Active Member

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    For the one unsuccessful attempt I've made, HD didn't have anything. Rona had some hi temp fireplace silicon, but I think the best bet would be somewhere that deals with fireplaces and the like.
     
  3. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    a pottery place should stock the type of clay you need and fire bricks if you ever decide to build a forge.
     
  4. Fred/A

    Fred/A Active Member

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    You can use something like this :

    http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/i...nace-cement-710-ml-0642704p.html#.VmXjh3YvfIU

    but you better mix a part with a little bit of water (very little), it's too thick out of the pot to spread easily on a blade.
    You can dilute it more to create a «wash» that you put all over the blade, let it dry, and put a thicker layer after that for the hamon patern.
    Be careful, the wash is only a layer that you can see the blade trough it, it's not thick at all. The second layer does'nt have to be thick too, for a 1/8 blade at the back you can go between a 1/16 - 3/32 thick layer of clay approximately.
    A mixture of natural clay, sand and ashes ( 1-1-1) is also a good mix.
    The best results comes with water quench in my opinion, and dont forget to adjust your soak time at temp (clay absorb a lot of heat before the blade get at even temp).
     
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  5. Brad

    Brad Active Member

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    I use the permixed homehardware furnace cement myself. You need to cut it with a little water to get it thin enough to spread well
     
  6. doublehelix1

    doublehelix1 New Member

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  7. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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  8. Big Bear

    Big Bear New Member

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    Anyone got a lead on Satanite or the like in Canada?
    Cheers
     

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