A Newbee In need Of Help.

Chris Railey

Well-Known Member
I understand now sir and I say that is a good starting point to test from. I cut my teeth forging numerous leaf spring knives and tools so do not think I am judging you in any way that was surely not my intention. My only point is that with a known steel you will have a better understanding of what qualities a knife SHOULD posses after following a given heat treat recipe. With leaf springs and files you are shooting in the dark and the only way to predict results is through trial and error and testing.