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Raymond Richard
05-30-2010, 11:01 PM
This was one of the blades that Gil and I forged when he was here for a visit. First time I was able to get a hamon using my favorite steel. Did 3 thermal cycles and used my top secret home brew clay when I hardened it. I'm thinking it was the thermal cycles that did the trick. 9" blade, 13 1/4" overall.

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Robert Mayo
05-31-2010, 04:15 AM
That sure turned out nice Ray.

Bob

Ernie Swanson
05-31-2010, 06:24 AM
Very nice, I really like it, Looks like it could come in handy!!

LR Adkins
05-31-2010, 06:39 AM
Nice looking knife Ray.

Larry

BowtownBlade
05-31-2010, 07:22 AM
Beautiful knife Ray

One
05-31-2010, 07:54 AM
What's your, "top secret home brew clay"? :)

Raymond Richard
05-31-2010, 09:35 AM
What's your, "top secret home brew clay"? :)

Tai, If I shared that news it would be top secret. :D

One
05-31-2010, 10:17 AM
You mind if I tell them? :D

Raymond Richard
05-31-2010, 10:33 AM
You mind if I tell them? :D

Tai, Why not, most wouldn't believe it anyway. This could be a million dollar money maker. :D

Peter Killgore
05-31-2010, 01:43 PM
Very nice!

Denny Eller
05-31-2010, 01:54 PM
Good looking knife there. You and your brother Gil do some fine work together.

One
05-31-2010, 03:07 PM
Tai, Why not, most wouldn't believe it anyway. This could be a million dollar money maker. :D

Ray, not sure we should give out the whole recipe, but I'll tell them this,... the secret ingredient is B.S... 2thumbs

mitch13
05-31-2010, 06:01 PM
Ray that turned out real nice!
mitch

Eli Gautreaux
05-31-2010, 08:22 PM
Ray, not sure we should give out the whole recipe, but I'll tell them this,... the secret ingredient is B.S... 2thumbs


Wet or Dry???


Ray, nice blade!

Raymond Richard
05-31-2010, 11:06 PM
Wet or Dry???


Ray, nice blade!

Either. It can always be hydrated.

stabber
06-01-2010, 04:29 AM
Beauty Ray2thumbs

Diamond G Knives
06-01-2010, 08:35 AM
Does it Have to be BS, or would regular CS work??

Mike

Raymond Richard
06-01-2010, 08:43 AM
Does it Have to be BS, or would regular CS work??

Mike

Mike, There's not enough fiber in the CS. :D I ran an experiment yesterday to see if it was the thermal cycles that allowed me to get a nice hamon or if it was in fact the BS in my clay. Results coming later today.

One
06-02-2010, 07:05 AM
... sounds pretty scientific.

Did you save some fresh BS for chew?

mofretwell
06-02-2010, 05:39 PM
I just read a brief article on heat treating using clay. It said that the clay had to be very "adhesive" (I read this as "sticky"). I guess this is where that special ingredient comes in? :D

Anyway, I'd like to see the clay process sometime. Sounds very interesting.

Gil Brown
06-03-2010, 04:58 PM
Nice knife Ray. We had a great time forging that blade. Sure do miss you Ray. Take care brother...........

"God Bless The Infantry"

bubba-san
06-05-2010, 07:33 AM
Good looking blade , can I offer some advice ? If you want something that really sticks and will not come off during quench ! Try using satanite 3 parts and 1 part activated charcoal. mix it kinda soupy . This will put a hamon on just about any carbon steel . The secret is ACTIVATED charcoal . It increases surface area by a power of 3 , thus increasing heating and cooling characteristics . The japanese use it in thier formulas , there are many mixes , have tried most of them . This seems to work the best . will also store for a while if put in airtight container. Sometimes too many tempering cycles will cause your hamon to be weak . I hope this info is helpfull