Steve Shimanek Posted September 9, 2011 Share Posted September 9, 2011 My second katana project just turned into a wakazashi and possible kaiken....I am having a lot of issues with bends and have broken them trying to straighten. Grain looks ok, i have been normalizing 3 times after forging and cleanup. I have not tried to straighten after tempering; i have just heated the area and attempted straightening by gentle hammering and/or hand pressure. Any ideas how i can avoid these problems? Steel is new W1 from Enco forged down from 1 1/2 round. Thanks, Steve Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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