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52100 EDC #7486381 04/13/19 07:33 PM
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I just posted my first forged knife, so why not post the second one as well. This one was forged from the outer race of a large bearing. I have a whole new respect for bearing steel. It does not want to move move under a hammer unless it is almost white hot. Blade was tempered for two one hour cycles at 400* and will still skate my 60 HRC file. I swore I would never polish a blade to a mirror finish, but I did this one anyways. Handle scales are black walnut burl that I harvested, dried, and stabilized personally. Black G10 liners, brass pins, and some epoxy finish off the knife. I wanted to use larger, mosaic pins, but this steel destroyed my drill bits even after multiple attempts at annealing it. I will drift my holes next time I use 52100. Knife will live the remainder of its life in a 8 oz leather sheath wrapped in some 3 oz boa skin pattern leather. I welcome all feedback.

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That mirror finish is amazing. Great job!


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That looks to be a very nice knife.

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First of all good job, I've used a lot of 52100 and it's so tricky without testing it it's hard to tell what the inside looks like. Look up some Ed Fowler videos, I think there are some on youtube. Ed is the master of 52100, he starts with a 2" ball bearing/ Ed heat treat three times with a 24 hour rest between heat treats putting in a freezer then the same for tempering. It takes him six days by the time he's finished with heat treat and tempering.

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Outstanding! Really like the black walnut scales. up


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That looks to be a very nice knife.


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That mirror finish is amazing. Great job!


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