Daniel’s KITH WIP

Daniel Macina

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Now to decide if I should go straight into heat treat and grind post ht or go ahead and get the bevel started pre-heat treat.
 

JeremyBartlett

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Now to decide if I should go straight into heat treat and grind post ht or go ahead and get the bevel started pre-heat treat.
Looking good so far...my general rule of thumb for grinding before or after heat treat is stock thickness. Anything 1/8" and under I heat treat first then grind bevels
 
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Greg Rice

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decarb? I understand the warpage - too thin and it'll warp - I am sorry - but what is 'decarb'? Do you mean that the steel - when ground if too thin - will soften (de-carbonize) if heated again? Or am I ignorant to a new level?
 

JeremyBartlett

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decarb? I understand the warpage - too thin and it'll warp - I am sorry - but what is 'decarb'? Do you mean that the steel - when ground if too thin - will soften (de-carbonize) if heated again? Or am I ignorant to a new level?
So the thing about decarb is that you need to grind it off to get a clean surface as it is deeper than the visual surface. Decarb is spots on the blade where the carbon leaves the steel, and leaves that area as spots that kind of look like little bubbles. So if you already have thin stock and have to grind out your decarb on both side you'll more than likely end up with a knife that is way thinner than you want
 
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Greg Rice

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So the thing about decarb is that you need to grind it off to get a clean surface as it is deeper than the visual surface. Decarb is spots on the blade where the carbon leaves the steel, and leaves that area as spots that kind of look like little bubbles. So if you already have thin stock and have to grind out your decarb on both side you'll more than likely end up with a knife that is way thinner than you want
ahhhh - I see - I have seen that - thanks Mr Bartlett!!
 
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