Steve Sells

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    Ft Wayne IN, USA Fenris Forge LLC
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    Bladesmithing, Jujitsu


  • Location
    Ft Wayne Indiana, USA
  • Biography
    Father of 2, Grandfather of 2
  • Interests
    Bladesmithing, Jujuitsu
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  1. hardness/sharpness is almost the same for 1070 and up, it is carbides and abrasion resistance that increase with higher carbon. There is much more to changing steel performance than carbon content, that is why basic metallurgy is a 4 year college degree not just a weekend course Of course it wont hurt you to try to carborize the 1095
  2. Chrome or cadmium plating works well also
  3. didn't any of the more than 2000 posts in the finishes for metal section help?
  4. Over there at the bolt store I am sure. In case you had not thought about it, the world is a large place, and there is more than one vise maker as well, It is like asking what tire does my car need
  5. Do you know what you are talking about, we sure dont
  6. All steel is a carbon steel Steel is by definition an alloy of carbon and iron have you researched Tungsten Carbide tips?
  7. making a statement like you did about the fibers not being a real issue is very irresponsible
  8. poster hasnt returned since making this post :(
  9. How does any UV light come from it? it is IR that we are trying to stop here
  10. Steve Sells

    Large I Beam

    Since this is about presses, I will relocate it, because we actually have an entire section devoted to presses
  11. good looking pattern, very even distribution
  12. Psssst......... O1 is a chrome containing steel that also can air harden when working, not a good choice for a new smith
  13. There are Chinese markets that sell them, You didnt say where in the 160 countries that call IFI Home you aee located, so its hard to offer any suggestions
  14. sales posts in tailgating only stay online for about 30 days, we dont spam the membership with old sales posts so we remove them after they expire