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Old 12-06-2017, 05:31 AM   #1
Wylde E
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Default First Hamon attempt on 1095

Well I managed to bring out the Hamon on an edge quenched 1095 boning knife. This was my first attempt at differential heat treating 1095 and like how it came out. The first picture is before the etch for contrast and the second is after.




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Old 12-06-2017, 07:34 AM   #2
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Pretty cool. I've tried it with 1095 and never could get a really pronounced hamon. I cracked a couple of blades trying. I recently ordered some W2, so I'm going to try that.
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:08 AM   #3
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Looks real good.
Couple of questions. What did you use for a heat source? Forge or torch?
What clay? and Did you temper afterwards? I have heard tempering can remove the Hamon line.
I been thinking about experimenting with this on a piece of farriers rasp and my oxy/acet torch. Wondering if it could be done.
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:23 PM   #4
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I used a pottery kiln, it has a max temp of 2000F. I took the 1095 to 1475F held it for 10min then edge quenched in parks 50 oil. I didnít do clay thatís the reason for the straight line. I donít know about tempering removing a Hamon. This very well may have been beginners luck as itís my only one I have done. After tempering I just did a lot of sanding to 1500 grit then etched in ferric chloride cut with white vinegar. I would dip it for 20 seconds then rub hard with cotton balls; I did this until it was the color I liked then sprayed it down with windex to neutralize he acid.


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