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#7075124 - 02/11/18 09:28 PM *please read...I need help
Kyle Horn Offline
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Registered: 04/27/07
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Loc: flower mound, Tx
So facts are this.
1075 steel
Heat treat failed first time, file bit in
Normalization x3
Re heat treat, went better I think.
After temper cycle it passed brass rod test.
Fished up everything and dunked in ferric Chloride.

Here’s the weird thing: Brad got black fast. Tang grey below the quench line. I thought the hardened steel was supposed to take longer and then softer Blaken quicker. How am I “backwards”?? Totally lost. Blade looks great, just scared I made a POS..😞😔☹️

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#7075259 - 02/12/18 07:09 AM Re: *please read...I need help [Re: Kyle Horn]
Kyle Horn Offline
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Registered: 04/27/07
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Loc: flower mound, Tx
[quote=Kyle Horn]So facts are this.
1075 steel
Heat treat failed first time, file bit in
Normalization x3
Re heat treat, went better I think.
After temper cycle it passed brass rod test.
Fished up everything and dunked in ferric Chloride.

Here’s the weird thing: Brad got black fast. Tang grey below the quench line. I thought the hardened steel was supposed to take longer and then softer Blaken quicker. How am I “backwards”?? Totally lost. Blade looks great, just scared I made a junk blade

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#7075539 - 02/12/18 10:50 AM Re: *please read...I need help [Re: Kyle Horn]
MikeC Offline
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Loc: Grayson County
What was your ferric mix?
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#7075681 - 02/12/18 12:17 PM Re: *please read...I need help [Re: Kyle Horn]
Kyle Horn Offline
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Loc: flower mound, Tx
50/50 water/ferric

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#7075713 - 02/12/18 12:36 PM Re: *please read...I need help [Re: Kyle Horn]
randallss7 Offline
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Loc: Purcell Oklahoma
The softer steel will turn gray, the harder steel will turn black.thats normal.


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#7075717 - 02/12/18 12:41 PM Re: *please read...I need help [Re: Kyle Horn]
MikeC Offline
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That's it, the stronger the acid mix the quicker it turns the hardened metal dark.
You're good to go I'd think.
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#7075768 - 02/12/18 01:24 PM Re: *please read...I need help [Re: Kyle Horn]
Kyle Horn Offline
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Registered: 04/27/07
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Loc: flower mound, Tx
Thanks so much guys. I saw pictures of hamons with light on edge and Dark on spine. Made me very nervous. Again thanks yall

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