BladeSmithInTraining24

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  1. I was curious to know im not asking people to answer all my questions.
  2. Ok so, im curious, if after hardening you temper for two straight hours at 400°F would it be harder or softer then if you did two one hour cycles (letting cool completely inbetween) at 400°F? I dont feel like the alloy matters but this was a 1095 farriers rasp. Thanks in advance!
  3. Yeah steve... thats why i said mystery solved.... i know 1018 is mild, it only has .18% carbon where 1084 has .84% carbon.
  4. Alright guy i dug through the trash in my shop mystery solved... it is 1018
  5. When i said i quenched a little hotter that time it was a mid/ bright orange. Also i quench in a gas forge.
  6. Alright so, i know a guy that works at a welding shop. he ordered me some "1084" flat bar, the reason i put 1084 in quotations is because i dont know if it is.... i cut out 2 knives and before i annealed them i decided i was gonna test the steel. I got a scrap peice from cutting the tip into the blade. I heated it up to a bright red/ dull orange quenched in pre heated (about bath water hot) vegstable oil and it did not harden. I quenched again a little hotter this time same, cut off a new peice quenched it a little cooler, let it cool down, checked it, soft. So at this point im frustrated, so i heated it up to a bright red (just like the first time) quenched it in water and it still bent and wouldnt skate a file!! There were less sparks from that then some 1095 farriers rasps, but the Sparks were bursting like high carbon though... i cant think of anything else to do... thanks for your help in advance!
  7. What are your thoughts on my third knife? I'm going to paracord wrap the handle.