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    It must have been around 20 years ago now (time flies) that Tim Zowada and I did a fairly exhaustive research and testing of Damascus...
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    Kevin R. Cashen replied to the thread Quench oil.
    I, personally, would not have anything less than 5 gallons in a quench tank. You can have too little, but you can't have too much...
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    Kevin R. Cashen replied to the thread Quenching Methods.
    The rate of quench will be determined by the alloying present. The more alloying, particularly things like Cr, and Mn, the slower the...
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    Kevin R. Cashen replied to the thread Blunt knives.
    Next helmets will be mandatory, just in case you were to slip in the shower. If I were living with somebody who was going to stab me, I...
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    One of the most common mistakes in the entire knifemaking community has been in misunderstandings arising from “flex” testing. Flex...
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    Kevin R. Cashen replied to the thread Damascus.
    I have seen a lot of Damascus sold on the market in my years of knifemaking and the alloys used in the mix should be common sense, and...
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    Kevin R. Cashen replied to the thread Re heat treat 1095.
    My ears were itching. How are you annealing? The anneal should not be necessary, all you really need to do is eliminate the chances of...
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    Nice work! I have tried to collaborate with Matt but his demands were unreasonable. I never understood why I should need to wear the...
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    Kevin R. Cashen replied to the thread Even More Questions.
    I think I have an idea of what may be happening here. The magnet is a very general and loose guide. There really is no substitute for...
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