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1  KNIFE TALK / Ed's Thoughts / Re: Knife for springs test. on: March 19, 2018, 02:44:34 AM
Ed, I've been thinking this ever since you posted a picture of this blade, but I haven't said anything.

Really, those shiny spots look a lot like simple decarb to me. Yes, decarb goes deeper if you get something a little too warm, but I don't think it hurts the underlying steel at all.

You can see whether or not it's decarb even with low power magnification, like a 10X loupe. The surface will look kind of like a layer of shiny, teeny ball bearings. I don't know how else to describe it.

If you take the surface back down to 220 grit, then progress with the finish as normal, at least in my experience, those shiny areas will totally disappear with the subsequent etch.

I don't think it matters to the underlying steel. It's not like you can hold it at a high temp long enough to cause grain growth at all.

I'm just been thinking about it for a while, trying to imagine what could cause the shinier spots, and remembered that's happened to me.

You know, we had the spring rendezvous on the first of April last year, and Annie and I liked to spend our anniversary down there with our friends. Smiley

Also, I designed a new blade clamp for torque wrench attachment, and I'm eager to see what you think of it!

2  KNIFE TALK / Ed's Thoughts / Re: Knife for springs test. on: March 06, 2018, 11:22:25 PM
Ed, I can't delete this blade from my memory bank. It's just gorgeous. I love every curve she has, and the plunge line is.... well, it's better than a low cut blouse.

I totally understand what it feels like to accept something you've already rejected, so I can't ask for this blade. I would if I could though.

I realize it's probably just me, and I know you've made hundreds of "perfect" blades...

3  KNIFE TALK / General Discussion / Re: Last Falls test session on: January 25, 2018, 08:40:56 PM
I reckon all your customers are "a little particular", Ed. That's the way it should be, and why people insist on having YOU make their knives!
4  KNIFE TALK / General Discussion / Re: Last Falls test session on: January 23, 2018, 06:05:30 PM
IMHO, that is one of the best blades I've ever seen, Ed! Such perfection needs replication before destruction!

Good to see you here, Daniel, and Thank You Kindly. Smiley

Annie and I had a fabulous time at the Fall Test Session, and we are very much looking forward to the next gathering.
5  KNIFE TALK / General Discussion / Just Wondering... on: January 23, 2018, 05:58:35 PM
Is it me, or have we lost a hear or so worth of the Forum?

I kind of like looking back through the old threads, and I'm glad we have the recent pictures, but can someone explain?

I'm sorry, but I've forgotten who takes care of maintenance, or I'd ask the right person.
6  KNIFE TALK / General Discussion / Re: Brittle steel & Quenching speed on: May 25, 2015, 06:22:03 PM
That was Awesome, Chris! Thank you very much for presenting that in such a practical way.  Smiley
7  KNIFE TALK / General Discussion / Re: Stuff going on in the shop! on: May 25, 2015, 06:06:24 PM
Much awesomeness!

Do you HT AEB-L?
8  KNIFE TALK / General Discussion / Re: What do you think! on: May 01, 2015, 01:38:03 PM
I think you did well, whatever you did, Daniel. The first picture looks clearer, and you can see more detail.

Very Nice! I need to try something like that.

I also like your idea of marking the knife on the spine. That makes good sense.

Re-marking a blade that comes in for an overhaul is not optimal.

I believe that knife would look good in hand. Guess you'll have to send it.  Grin
9  KNIFE TALK / General Discussion / Re: A few for Blade Show on: May 01, 2015, 01:28:56 PM
Those really are coming along beautifully, Jared!

Looking forward to seeing them in person!
10  KNIFE TALK / General Discussion / Re: What do you think! on: May 01, 2015, 03:06:22 AM
The point being that I have no idea of the before and after photo, so did you airbrush some wrinkles or give it more cleavage or what?  Grin Grin Grin

11  KNIFE TALK / General Discussion / Re: hot oil - cold oil - what are the effects ? on: May 01, 2015, 02:59:45 AM
Sometimes I forget to add smileys...
12  KNIFE TALK / General Discussion / Re: Testing 5 1/2" 52100 blade on: May 01, 2015, 02:58:04 AM
I'm pretty amazed with your cutting! Damn that seems like a lot. I've never even cut 3/4" rope, but that must be double 1/2".

I would really like to see how much work that is. My arthritis detests that job.

Have you checked out the jig I made for Ed and Chris? I'd like to know if it suits you or if you'd change something.

You have added considerable length to the pivot point of your torque wrench, and your knives are way stronger than your set-up indicates.

I center the force from the torque wrench on the blade, so there's never side torque issues, then shorten the torque wrench to get accurate values.

13  KNIFE TALK / General Discussion / Re: What do you think! on: May 01, 2015, 01:40:23 AM
I love it!

How much is real?  Grin
14  KNIFE TALK / General Discussion / Re: Is the HEPK Legit... on: May 01, 2015, 01:35:32 AM
You're like my evil twin.

If you were better looking we could be regular twins.
15  KNIFE TALK / General Discussion / Re: hot oil - cold oil - what are the effects ? on: May 01, 2015, 01:32:39 AM
Ed, do all the Mastersmiths get to send a blade, or just me?

When is the project deadline?
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