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I'm not 100% sure this is the appropriate forum for this question, but regardless: I would like to know if it is possible to forge a fully functional damascus flint striker out of 15N20 and 1084 steel. More specifically, I'm not sure if the nickel in the 15N20 will interfere with the striking process at all.
I've made a few knives and lots of flint and steel strikers. Some of the knives are 1084 and some are 1095. The strikers were made from worn out files. The blade are about 6 inches long not counting the tang. Some hidden tang, some full tang. The blade height is usually about one inch. I would like to try making a knife with the spine hard enough to throw sparks when struck with a piece of flint. Does anyone have a suggestion how to heat treat a blade so the edge and spine are hard and leave some softer steel near the middle to reduce the overall brittleness?