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Blade bites it..again..


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RainsFire said: "anyway, my steel still had a gentle curve to the left with the spine facing down, so I stuck one end in the hardie hole to gently bend it back after the quench. needless to say it snapped.."

DO NOT try to straighten the blade after you quench it and before you temper it. Martensite is extremely brittle and will not deform plastically. You need to temper it first and straighten it while it is HOT. I would encourage you to temper it 2-3 times, too.

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