So that’s how it’s done…Walter Sorrells talks heat treating.

I was pretty sure that trolls had something to do with it. They forgot to mention that the blade and quench tank need to be aligned with magnetic North and a full moon is preferable. Sacrificing a chicken or small mammal is often times helpful as well.

Of course none of this is true, and this leads me to this video from knifemaker and video-educator extraordinaire Walter Sorrells. He goes into the weeds a bit, but it is a great explanation of what is going on inside the steel when you heat and quench a blade.

 

 

 

 

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  1. Sam L. says:

    Well, Dang! Trolls, huh? I thought it was those danged Softy Freeze elves!

    Off topic, but I see this new format doesn’t have the “Latest Comments” links. I rather liked seeing those.

    1. It’ll be back. We are working through some other issues at the moment but it is on the list.

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