Gerhard Gerber Posted September 30, 2019 Share Posted September 30, 2019 I have almost a meter square of this stuff 4.2mm thick plate, a gift, with a chuckle and "it is sh1t to grind" from my mentor The data sheet is very specific, at a guess the blade would be in the kiln for at least 45 minutes, and "the tool should be protected against decarburization and oxidation during hardening" Plate/air quench. Let's assume I'm not trying to HT this steel to the optimum, just trying to utilize this steel within the limitations of my equipment. How much performance would I loose if I soaked the blade without foil? Could that destroy the steel? Rene' is a master on the grinder, my equipment is no better that his, and he has better belts, so if he gave up on the steel I don't intent to waste my time...... I was thinking a few cleavers with minimal grinding, sub-par HT on a very tough steel might still make a good tool? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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