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S7 bainite kukri

jim frank

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I had a rod of S7 that I bought from Taurus, and I finally made it into something useful. I wanted to experiment with heat treating, so I did an air quench of the edge (with a blow gun) and then put the blade in a 625 degree oven for about 24 hours or so. ( That should have transformed the spine to mostly bainite, and tempered the martensite edge pretty well)

The fittings are copper, poplar, and apricot wood, stained dark with an ebony oil stain.

I plan to donate the knife to a charity auction later this year. Then when it (hopefully) sells for much more than it's actually worth, I can brag about having made a hugely valuable blade... :p


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