Devin D Posted September 28, 2017 Share Posted September 28, 2017 Worked on a couple blades today and lets say it didn't go so well. Made a 5 inch blade and a kukri ish style blade ) probably 16 inches long) out of 1095. Managed to crack the big one during hardening and slightly warp the smaller one.....and singe my beard when forge went out and reignited shooting a perfectly timed flame out. Not entirely sure where I went wrong with the process. Started with the long blade. Heated just above non magnetic, and quenched in canola oil....didn't seem to pass the file test. Put through a normalizing run and let it cool for a couple hours. Then did little knife in water. Didn't notice slight warp. So did the big one. Got an almost perfect half circle crack and warp. Not sure where I went really wrong. Really frustrated with crack and even more with forge problems. The burners keep getting hot and like blows itself out or ignites in burner tube. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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