Busting a Few Heat Treatment Myths

Busting a Few Heat Treatment Myths

Blade Heat Treatment Myths Busted! As well as debunking some of the myths out there about heat treating blades, I thought it would be useful to cover some of the principles, so that we’re on the same page to start. The four key processes in blade heat treatment are:...
Busting a Few Heat Treatment Myths

QUENCHING KNIFE BLADES

QUENCHING Following much discussion on Facebook recently (Jan 2017) I thought I’d put pen to paper (or at least today’s electronic equivalent) in the hope that I can answer some of the more commonly recurring questions. My main problem is trying not to make this too...
Heat Treatment – General Principles

Heat Treatment – General Principles

There are several heat treatment processes applicable to knife making and the intention of this article is to debunk some of the myths that surrounding this aspect of our art. The processes that we need to understand are stress relieving, annealing, normalising,...