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Interesting Blog On Knife Steel Metallurgy

Discussion in 'Heat Treating' started by dancom, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    I stumbled across this blog. There are some very good posts here by a Ph.D in metallurgy and materials engineering. You don't need a Ph.D to follow, but being a bit of a nerd will help.

    https://knifesteelnerds.com/getting-started/

    Enjoy,

    Dan
     
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  2. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    Being a bit of nerd helps everything : )

    Thanks for the info Dan.
     
  3. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    I've read a fair number of the posts on that blog. What I like is his disciplined, scientific approach. There is way too much voodoo going on in the knifemaking world.
     
  4. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    You're right. What am I going to do with all these chickens now?
     
  5. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Chickens? Heat treat them at 375°F, quench in BBQ sauce and go to work on them like a real knifemaker. LOL
     
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    Wow, that's a pretty intense blog. I just read two excellent entries on the roles of niobium and nitrogen in alloying. Very in-depth and informative. Thanks, Dan, for sharing this.

    PS. The author's old man makes some pretty impressive damascus too.
     
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