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Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by FORGE, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. FORGE

    FORGE Maker of the Year Best Knife

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    This is the first attempt at forging stainless to 52100.
    So far it looks successful I will heat treat and see if it all stays together.
    Next time I will make the core slightly thicker.

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  2. dancom

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    That's very cool. Did you use high carbon stainless or something like 304?
     
  3. FORGE

    FORGE Maker of the Year Best Knife

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    Dan it is made with a 300 series stainless. Next time I want to use 420 then a guy can surface grind the billet. The 300 will not stick to a magnet.
     
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    Ah ok. Gotcha. I was wondering if hardenability of the cladding was desired. Or the aim was to have the cladding more flexible.
     
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    Beautiful!
     

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