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Another Hunk o'steel

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So, the first Hunk O'steel I purchased from Ray Rybar turned out to be great W2.Then a friend told me I had to try the 1095 Ray made.

So I called him up and asked if he still had any. Yep he said and I purchased a hunk of 1095.

22.8 pounds

 

Raw Bar (2) V2.jpg

 

I put it into the annealing oven and will probably start forging it after Thanksgiving.

 

Edited by Joshua States

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I forgot to add the test results for composition.

C     1.11

Mn  0.30

Si    0.26

P    0.011

S    0.006

Cr   0.05

Fe  (balance)

O    0.014

N    0.007

 

10 minutes ago, Ron Benson said:

That's gonna be one big knife!

Ha! Lots of knives!

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Nice analysis! Ought to be great for hamon. 

With 1.11% C I'd call it W1, or even 10111. ;)

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2 hours ago, Alan Longmire said:

Nice analysis! Ought to be great for hamon. 

With 1.11% C I'd call it W1, or even 10111. ;)

And the Si level should make forge welding a breeze

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That looks like something from Davy Jones Locker.
Looking forward to seeing any treasures you create from it.

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I can hardly believe that lump of stuff is anything other than a big barnacle, bet that makes forging a lot more fun though.

 

does the Si really help with forge welding? That's interesting if so. Is it like SiO2 in wrought acting as an oxygen barrier? (SiO2 and other things for sure)

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