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#6386179 - 07/28/16 05:01 PM Forging Steel
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I was in a surplus store and saw some huge drill bits for pennies. Has anyone ever forged a drill bit into a knife? What steel would they most likely be?

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#6386212 - 07/28/16 05:25 PM Re: Forging Steel [Re: HornSlayer]
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I would bet as hard as steel drill bits need to be that it would not be ideal for sharpening.
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#6386642 - 07/28/16 11:20 PM Re: Forging Steel [Re: HornSlayer]
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depending what the bit was made for could be a high carbon steel with Rockwell hardness up in the high 60-70 range. I guess you could Anneal it to soften it where it could be worked. but you would still wind up with a high carbon knife & they tend to rust easy. Plus you would have to beat the twist out of it , might make some interesting patterns like when they do cable Damascus. One of our knife makers that do there own forging would have a better answer





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