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Do you sharpen hair cutting sharp before quench? or butterknife sharp before quench?
Wich gives the strongest edge? I have made some railroad spike knives and i polished and sharpened before quench. I have yet to try a dull edge before quenching, hopeing someone can save me some time.

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From the few knives i have done and what others have told me.......... you may want to put a piece of tape over the blade....so you wouldnt want it real sharp for your safety....when you treat you should leave a little metal on the blade so you have a little less chance of twisting or worpin in the oven

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