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Heat treating high layer 1080/15n20 damascus

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Hey, guy and gals! 

So, I finally got my first Damascus knife order. I'm unfortunately having to have someone make the steel billet for me, as I do not have adequate equipment to realistically make a high layer Damascus billet myself. Anyway, I'm wanting to make sure that I get this blade done correctly. I usually use peanut oil to heat treat my monosteel blades, but, as I stated, I want to get this knife done right. What would be the ideal heat treat process, with Temps and cycle counts included, to achieve adequate results? Iappreciste any and all feedback, and if there is a thread already created for this, please direct me to it. 

Thank you and happy bladesmithing!!

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It's not different from the HT on either of those steels alone.  They are nearly identical, which is why they are often used for damascus.


"The worst day smithing is better than the best day working for someone else."


I said that.


If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.

- - -G. K. Chesterton


So, just for the record: the fact that it does work still should not be taken as definitive proof that you are not crazy.


Grant Sarver

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