Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by FORGE, Mar 29, 2011.
Just finished this ATS 34 steel,spalted Maple handle.
I really like the lines in this knife with the symmetry between the plunge line and the bolsters. And the maple is always stunning. I have questions though. Do you heat-treat the ATS yourself? If so, I assume you use an oven with foil wrappers, or do you use inert gas?
I've been considering stainless, but the heat treating seems such a PITA that I've stayed away.
I heat treat all of my stuff in salt (potash). FOIL IS FOR BAKED POTATOES.
Hard to argue with that!
I think, however, that a salt pot is not my immediate future. I don't make the volume (or the quality ) of knives to justify that. I think I'll stick with my carbon steel for now.
Separate names with a comma.