First run I have ever done making crucible steel. Firstly I want to add that I am very adept in the hearth refining process, or orishigane. At this point I pretty much make material between 1.3-1.8%C out of anything from bloom iron to crane cable. Well I have been doing a lot of studying in the realms of breaking this orishigane cold to get an inspection of the grain, and see if any colors pop out. Typically this causes many pieces to break off, smaller than I typically feel like dealing with. H