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Steel types for pattern weld steel

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I can't help by directly answering your question, but I would strongly recommend that you try to get a copy of "The Pattern Welded Blade: Artistry in Iron", by Jim Hrisoulas. I'm sure there are lots of other books on the subject availabe in your local library, maybe you can ILL some, if not.

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Define "work"?  They both contain enough carbon to harden well when mixed but they would not be my first choices for a mix with vivid patterns

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10 hours ago, ThomasPowers said:

Define "work"?  They both contain enough carbon to harden well when mixed but they would not be my first choices for a mix with vivid patterns

if you want to know why, read my book, or read it for free in the knife making class section / pattern welding here at IFI

 

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