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#1 ScottWright

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 10:02 PM

So I am going to be making my revenge knife incorporating the blade that took part of my finger. I don't know what the qualities of high speed steel really are. I was thinking of cutting it and welding a billet with some 1095 but wasn't sure if maybe a san mai design would be better suited for the steel. Any help as always is greatly appreciated thanks.

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 10:26 PM

The properties of hss probably won't allow you to forge weld it to anything, much less forge it in general. From what I hear, it likes to crumble while being forged. :(

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 02:00 AM

Forging HSS is an outright bitch, the heat window to forge it is tighter 

than a cats ass with it's nards caught in a no. 2 victor trap, but if you figger it out let me know .... ;)


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 04:41 AM

http://www.bladesmit...showtopic=34311



#5 ScottWright

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 08:43 AM

Is stock removal a viable process for it or will the hardness be more trouble than it is worth?

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 10:19 AM

When you buy hss it mostly will be delivered in annealed state, easy to file and grind.



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Posted 09 January 2017 - 11:50 AM

Planer blades are usually D2 rather than HSS, so stock removal is a viable thing.  It will be tough to grind, and keep it cool!



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Posted 09 January 2017 - 12:02 PM

If you can't forge it into your blade, as an option you could always inlay pieces of it into your handle.



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Posted 09 January 2017 - 12:13 PM

Planer blades are usually D2 rather than HSS, so stock removal is a viable thing.  It will be tough to grind, and keep it cool!

 

I've also heard of 440 (who knows which grade) and even A2 being used on some imports.  



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Posted 09 January 2017 - 12:17 PM

Good old (hard!) mystery steel it is!  Whatever it is, stock removal and keeping it cool will yield a decent blade, given the application it was used for to begin with. 



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Posted 09 January 2017 - 12:25 PM

I have been mulling it over and may make a draw with it. Trying to figure which would be the nicest cleanest way to weld the handles on first

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 12:56 PM

Welding is a bad idea unless you are very experienced with that sort of electric welding.  High-alloy high carbon steels really don't like it.






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