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Hey Y'all,

I just quenched this one an hour and a half to two hours ago! It has been oil quenched and I'm pleased with it. There is a little warpage on the spine. I heard that one could straighten a blade with a vice and pliers. Is this true? should I do this before or after tempering? Anyway I hope to clean it up more and put on its scales and let y'all see them. They'll be blue! I'm so freaking excited!

Cheers!

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Edited by Tim Scarlatti
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I would suggest tempering it once before trying to straighten it, let it cool, then as you're tempering it a second time try to remove the warp. Do not do it cold

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I would suggest tempering it once before trying to straighten it, let it cool, then as you're tempering it a second time try to remove the warp. Do not do it cold

...Or snap-o!

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and lie in a corner sobbing for days.

lol didn't have to. I tempered it at 400F for one hour corrected the skew and then upped the temp to 450F and tempered for one more hour. It needs pins, but I hope to have pics soon.

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