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    Really like the shape of your blade, Bernie.
    Looks like it will be a workhorse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wood_Wose View Post
    not being picky but im sure steel with iron removed would leave you a nice pile of carbon? has anyone found different results during the carburization process using charcoal, coal/coke?
    Oops, just noticed my typo above, remove the carbon from steel and you get iron. Lol, but carbon burns off, leaving iron.

    Knife is looking good Bernie!

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    Sounds like you got it hot enough mate. As long as it's non magnetic, that's fine. Like Mike said before, the flare up doesn't always happen.
    Scary orange sounds about right too
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    Bernie, If you PM me you'r address I'll send you some nice wood.

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    That looks a great solid strong knife Bernie. Well done.

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    Looking good there Bernie!



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    Awesome mate, looking forward to seeing this one finished, she looks like a solid brute of a blade, just the way i like them!

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    Need updated pics Bernie!!!!!


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    Sorry for the delay everyone, I'm just back from Belgium. I really need to get myself out there and crack on with the handle on this.

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    Finally cooked the blade in the oven yesterday. I think the roast pork coloured the blade.

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    I'm sitting here rubbing it with a tiny DMT diamond stone. The colouring was only on the surface.

    My only concern is that the hardening might not have been as effective a I'd hoped. How can I test how hard the metal is? I guess the downside of a soft blade is just that I'll spend more time sharpening it than using it?
    Last edited by Bernie; 30-04-2012 at 08:47 PM. Reason: Added my concern about hardness.

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