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08-15-2010, 04:57 PM
I have a knife that I would think would look great with a hamon on it but it is made of 440C. From what I understand 440c will not produce a hamon line or atleast not very well. I this correct?
08-15-2010, 05:12 PM
Your correct, due to the high alloy content in 440C, it's practically impossible to achieve a hamon, at least nothing like you would see on simple carbon steels. On the commercially available blades that show hamons, most of those are done by selectively bead blasting the blade.
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