KPeacock Posted August 11, 2009 Share Posted August 11, 2009 Well, my pattern welded hnuting knife was a huge success. I'm happy the groom was pleased with it, but even more happy that quite a few folks that saw it want me to make them similar knives. I've got "orders" for 11 of them. One gentleman asked if I could make him a fillet knife that he wont have to sharpen after every other salmon he cuts up. I have little doubt that I can make a sarvicible knife, but I'm unsure of the best way to heat treat the steel. I've got 1095 and W2 from known sources, and a whole lot of leaf springs which I presume to be 5160. My guess is that the leaf springs are going to be the better of the three for a fillet knife, but I don't know the best way to heat treat it. I'd like the steel to be a bit flexy so it will be easier to use. Any thoughts on the best way to temper the steel? With such a thin blade, I'll obviously normalize a few times before the quench to decrese the potential for cracking and warping. Have you ever thought about the life of steel? It's interesting to think that you can control the fate of a piece of metal. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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