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ironarmknives
05-08-2011, 10:09 AM
I'm making a 7" blade knife with k-bar type handle for a chief getting back from being a guard at a jail in afh. his third tour ,its 440c steel and i have never done SS before and need it heat treated to 57-58rc who do I send it to to get it back in a week or so Help please, i would like it cold treated also i think i know nothing about treating 440c Help please !!!!!! also do i engrave it first or after , i've sanded it to 400 and did the filework but don't know if i should engrave i plan on sanding it to 1500 or mirror finish show peace for his wall
Thanks
Clint

HHH Knives
05-08-2011, 12:37 PM
Clint, For engraving, I would say get it very close to your finished grit and engrave it B4 HT. After HT it will be very hard to engrave.

Peters Heat treat is where I would recommend sending it for HT. there not only good, But fast. He has a forum on KD where you can find his info.

As far as cryo treating , ask Brad at Peter's he would be able to tell you the benefits of it on 440c.

Good luck, and post some pics when you get it done!
Randy

ironarmknives
05-08-2011, 03:47 PM
Thanks Randy