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  1. Both bars are 19c27 and 302 stainless steel with a random pattern. The first bar on the top is 12" long, 1 3/4" wide, and .168" thick for $138.30. The second bar on the bottom is 10 1/2" long, 1 3/4" wide, and .135" thick for $111.13. Properly heat treated this steel is great! It cuts very well. It has good contrast and is easy to etch. I know many knife makers who prefer to work with this steel! This is how we heat treat our stainless steel Damascus when the layers are AEB-L and 301. In case anyone needs some tips for stainless: HEAT TREATING: Preheat furnace to Austenizing temperature Place blade in furnace‚Äč Allow furnace to cycle back to Austenizing temperature Soak for 15 minutes Quench in oil Temper 2 times for 1 hour each time Quench in liquid nitrogen for 4 hours and re-temper 1 time HEAT TREATING TEMPERATURE MATERIAL AUSTENIZING TEMPER Stainless 1925F 350F FINISHING: Take blade to 400 grit finish (must be a sharp belt) Do not buff before etching To etch, submerse blade in a 50/50 solution of ferric chloride and distilled water for 10 minutes Remove blade and rinse under running water Repeat every 5 minutes until desired results are obtained For a brighter blade, buff and reetch 1 time Neutralize with tri sodium phosphate
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