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SPALTED MAPLE HUNTER

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by FORGE, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. FORGE

    FORGE Maker of the Year Best Knife

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    Just finished this ATS 34 steel,spalted Maple handle.

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  2. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    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.
     
  3. FORGE

    FORGE Maker of the Year Best Knife

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    I heat treat all of my stuff in salt (potash). FOIL IS FOR BAKED POTATOES.

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  4. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    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.
     

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