As far as I know you can use any number of oils, peanut, canola, so long as you cool the steel to 1000 degrees in about .5 seconds.Is canola oil fast enough to quench 1095?
I have hardened 1095 (and achieved hamons) using Canola oil. Understand though, that is using simple HT and pre-heated oil. I do not have a way to measure how hard the steel got but 1/8” snapped like glass. I am sure I did not get max hardness though.Is canola oil fast enough to quench 1095?