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I know about W1, W2 and W3 but all are corrosive prone. Are there any stainless steels that are water hardenable? I appreciate any help
Daniel W posted a topic in Beginners PlaceHi guys, I'm pretty close to locking in another commission for my work shop to help bring in some gas money. I'm pretty excited as my order is for a belt/camp axe something I've been wanting to get into for a while. I just in the beginning stages of talking with the potential customer over want he's looking for. So I'm playing around with what method of construction to wrap and weld the axe, or punch and drift. Before I get into which method to use, I'm pondering what alloy steel should I use for the cutting edge? 4140 has been recommended to me by another axe making friend as it is rather tough material, and I can also get 4140 locally. What do you think is 4140 a good choice? I know HT comes into question - I would expect to temper the 4140 back to a blue temper.