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Robert Mayo

First W2 & Houghton Quench K

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Hi folks i have not posted in a while but finaly got around to using some of Don Hanson's W2.

Thanks to Jeff Helmes for drawing it down to usable size from 1 3/4" round with his power hammer.

This is the first W2 hamon i have tried since building my oven and using houghton K.

I gave the blade a long soak at 1425f quenched in than tempered twice at 450f.

The quench k seems to work great for hamons and no dredded tink.

 

Now to the knife the blade is 5 1/2" to the guard and 1 1/4 wide with an o.a.l. of 10 5/8"

W2 with a 416 s.s. guard and stabilized redwood burl handle.

 

Cheers Bob

W2 knife hamon2.JPG

W2 knife hamon1.JPG

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Very classy. Nice work!

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Looks good. nice clean lines with good balance, attractive hamon. Good looking knife. My only complaint would be the pin should be a bit lower on the handle, but I'm maybe nit picking a bit.

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Thanks for the comments guys.

Justin there are two pins the lower one is not showing up well in the photo.

 

Bob

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very nice knife

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Robert, I was thinking you turned into a ghost. Glad to see you posting some photo's of your work. Good looking knife!

 

Ray i just did not have a lot to do with any forums over the last year sorta concentrated on fishing ;) and

yet again it is almost time to get the boat out.

I have been around though.

Thanks again

Bob

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Beautiful knife, really nice hamon.

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Ray i just did not have a lot to do with any forums over the last year sorta concentrated on fishing ;) and

yet again it is almost time to get the boat out.

I have been around though.

Thanks again

Bob

 

I need to get my fishing license. Over $60.00 here now. This should be the start of the spring chinnok run or real close. I understand fishing real well......... Good luck catching!

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sweet. I like the proportions and hamon. Thanks for posting the temps you used, too. I have an evenheat on order, and I am glad to see the temp. I want to play with w2 and Parks and water to see. The K-quench worked really well.

kc

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I need to get my fishing license. Over $60.00 here now. This should be the start of the spring chinnok run or real close. I understand fishing real well......... Good luck catching!

 

 

Wow $60 bucks that is crazy i had a hard time forking out $27 for mine it might be cheaper to get your salmon in a can :D .

But we both know it's not as much fun. Tight lines Ray!

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sweet. I like the proportions and hamon. Thanks for posting the temps you used, too. I have an evenheat on order, and I am glad to see the temp. I want to play with w2 and Parks and water to see. The K-quench worked really well.

kc

 

Kevin

The papers i have say to use the lower end of the range for W2 for higher carbon content and move the temp up with the lower carbon.

 

Thanks

 

Bob

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Nice knife Bob!

Where did you get your quenching oil? In Canada?

 

Thank's!

 

Antoine

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Nice knife Bob!

Where did you get your quenching oil? In Canada?

 

Thank's!

 

Antoine

 

Antoine

Yes i did get it here I contacted Scott Mackenzie and he hooked me up with a canadian salesman

after a couple of emails and a phone call or two i had a five gallon pail shipped to me.

I think it was around $125 but i can't remember if that was with shipping.

I will pm you with Scotts email.

Thanks

Bob

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Good to see you back, Bob!

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Good to see you back, Bob!

 

Thanks Alen it's good to be back!

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like the quench line alot, fits nicely with the handle... beautiful wood and blade, alway good to see your work ;)

 

is the ice still on the lakes down there ? still have snow up here

 

G

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like the quench line alot, fits nicely with the handle... beautiful wood and blade, alway good to see your work ;)

 

is the ice still on the lakes down there ? still have snow up here

 

G

 

Yes there is still ice on the lakes but it is melting fast the snow is gone in the fields but there is lots in the bush.

Heading out for splake on mon :P .

Have a great St. Patricks day :D !

Thanks

Bob

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