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The blade had taken a slight twist....And yes I flexed it. I don't know what I was thinking. I took the blade to slightly higher than critical then quenched in water then ATF. 2 seconds in the water then completed the quench in ATF heated to around 120-130 Fahrenheit. Files skated right off....It was hard. The tempering oven was hot and I gave it a flex.....Never made it in the oven. Good news for me is that it broke at an angle to the pattern in the twist. This tells me I'm getting the welds right and the blades hard. Now If only I can keep from flexing the blade before temper.......And yes it was a dumb move....a mistake never made twice! Cheers Darren.......P.S. No John this was not on purpose! LOL

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