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Short version - I dropped a large histology microtome blade - these are about 500g wedges of steel, alarmingly sharp. I expected it to chip but the cutting edge dented. I know they're plain high carbon steel but what advantages does that give if it's not hardened?
Here are a few pics of the first knife I made, using an old file. I forged it into shape rather than trying to cut it. The handle did not turn out the way I wanted as I cut the thin rod I wrapped it with much too short. The intention was to have a tightly wrapped tang, with a rudimentary snake head or something similar at the end of the rod. Bonus pic: rubixs twist using a mild steel bar
Good morming all, I have just recently made a sushi knife for my friend for some practice. It was coal forged from 1084 H. Carbon steel and properly hardened/tempered. I put on a mirror finish but find that upon slicing hot foods, rust blooms instantly appear and give the blade a wacky "tie-dye" look. Is this something that can be avoided with treatment? Or will the blade need to be cleaned between cuts? Im still an apprentice so thanks for any advice.