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Differential heat treating clay

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I have a few  pounds of kitty litter left over from patching my forge.

I mixed the kitty litter with course sand and the patches held up well.

I would like to use differential heating some knife blades (1084 and/or 1095 steel) to get a hard cutting edge and a soft spine.

I know Satinite and/or various brands of furnace cement and/or refractory mortars are available, but I would like to try some home brewed material.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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