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*please read...I need help #7075124
02/12/18 03:28 AM
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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..😞😔☹️

Re: *please read...I need help [Re: Kyle Horn] #7075259
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[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

Re: *please read...I need help [Re: Kyle Horn] #7075539
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What was your ferric mix?


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50/50 water/ferric

Re: *please read...I need help [Re: Kyle Horn] #7075713
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The softer steel will turn gray, the harder steel will turn black.thats normal.


Re: *please read...I need help [Re: Kyle Horn] #7075717
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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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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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