Shamus Blargostadt Posted October 3, 2016 Share Posted October 3, 2016 I've been cutting my teeth on 1084 and 1095 making knives for almost a year and a half now. After constantly keeping after rust on my blades, I'm thinking I'd like to try out some stainless steel. I keep reading 440c come up as a good place to start with SS, but I'm kind of confused on the heat treating part. Some folks make it sound fairly easy but I've seen others talking about steel wraps and aluminum plates and quenching in liquid nitrogen. As far as gear goes, I only have a toaster oven and oil I've been using to harden high carbon in. Is 440c (or some other recommended SS) something I can send out and have someone heat treat for me, proper for a knife? I'm thinking kitchen knives. Does stainless steel forge similarly to high carbon or do people mostly do stock removal with it? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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