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This my first attempt at a puukko. Heat treated 01 steel blade, 5mm and 5inches long. Overall length 10inches. Walnut and stabilized spalted beech handle with 3mm stainless guard and cap. 1.5mm stainless spacers. Critique welcome. Thank you for taking a peek.
Hi all, just a quick couple of pics of my latest bushcraft knife. Heat treated O1 steel with Jatoba handle scales. Blade is 5mm thick, just over 4 inches long. Overall length is 9 inches. Has a nice weight and quality feel to it. The photos don't really do justice on the wood. It has lovely chatoyance and when you look at it from different angles it has a 3D effect like a hologram. Thanks for taking a look.
Hi, Im having more problems with my chisels after moving from EN9 to 01 tool steel. Initially i got fractures at the business end that I was subsequently told due to the enlarged grain structure it was probably caused by me over heating during forging. So I forged a new set of punches and kept them at a lower heat and that seemed to solve the problem, but I now get large bits flaking off on the striking end. No enlarged grain structure and I had brought it up to critical, oil quenched the tip, let the temper run then re quenched the tip again and let the punch cool naturally under the forge ash. Have I missed something? I really like the toughness of 01 vs EN9 that I had to re forge every week but it seems much more temperamental, Is this the best steel to be using or am I just using it wrong? Thanks!