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    Don't fall victim to pretty pictures! You really need to handle a blade to judge it properly and our internet driven society has people...
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    Kevin R. Cashen replied to the thread soak ?.
    What use is gained knowledge if it is not helping the craft? On 80CrV2; it is a European alloy so you may have to look under the...
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    Kevin R. Cashen replied to the thread soak ?.
    I would like to add that I blamed spheroidizing a little too exclusively for carbon lock in that last post. I have carbon locked my own...
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    Kevin R. Cashen replied to the thread soak ?.
    I have seen even higher temps for 80CrV2, like crazy high, that left me scratching my head. This would be a case of recommending a...
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    Kevin R. Cashen replied to the thread soak ?.
    The definitive bible in this would be the "ASM Heat Treater's Guide", but a new edition is quite expensive. What you can do is look on...
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    Kevin R. Cashen replied to the thread soak ?.
    We should expect a chemistry within a range specified for the alloy it is claimed to be, and we can reasonably expect it to be annealed...
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    Kevin R. Cashen replied to the thread soak ?.
    If there are any more questions that I could help with I would love to discuss them. But let me take time to emphasize that Ed is also...
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    Kevin R. Cashen replied to the thread soak ?.
    John, no thanks are necessary. Karen just showed me an exchange on social media that I will never visit because I find it toxic, and it...
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    Kevin R. Cashen replied to the thread soak ?.
    And finally, before I go to bed as my insomnia has passed: It is very important to note that this familiar chart is often referred to...
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    Kevin R. Cashen replied to the thread soak ?.
    To the original question: Steel is an alloy, or even more simply, a mixture of iron and carbon. At room temperature the carbon will...
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    Kevin R. Cashen replied to the thread soak ?.
    I actually thought that I should say something earlier in this thread in hopes of heading off any misunderstandings. I have never really...
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    Kevin R. Cashen replied to the thread Hamon procedure.
    Well you can say it is just your opinion Chris, but the physics that govern the properties of the steel hold the exact same opinion, so...
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    Kevin R. Cashen replied to the thread Before heat treat....
    I have found that anything under 120X runs the risk of stress riser fracturing, if the blade reaches maximum hardness. I teach most of...
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