1095 Questions

GeneK

KNIFE MAKER
I'm trying some 1095 for the first time and have a couple questions. I normally grind post heat treat. Is this possible with 1095 since it is a shallow hardening steel, or would I be better off grinding before heat treating? I would also like to try a hamon with this steel. I'm guessing for this it would be better to grind bevels before heat treating? Thanks!

Forgot to say, this is 1/8" material.
 
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Von Gruff

KNIFE MAKER
On full flat grind I will take the grind to within an 1/8 -3/16 of the spine and leave the edge at about .040-.045 and the grind post HT is done with 120grit to refine the grind and then through 240 and 400 to finish.
 
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