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  • Forged Damascus Chain Knife - Drop Point Hunter

    Hi and sorry for the late reply.The key is to use different kind of metal in the layers. On one layer the metal has more nickel than the other. Especially the top most must have more nickel. Then when you have the blade about ready you heat it so that the iron melts but the nickel does not and it makes the surface full of canyons when the iron burns away. Most commonly this is done with "plain" high carbon steel matched with a low alloy nickel steel.

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  • SuperKariO commented on MaxPower1977's instructable How to Make a Propane Forge2 years ago
    How to Make a Propane Forge

    You can increase the temperature in the forge by using a mixture of propane and air. My father designed a forge with a burner mixing the gases and thus achieving over 2000 degrees celsius temperatures. This allows to do welding and especially damascus steel. This page (http://kimmo.kniivila.com/?p=ahjot) is unfortunately only in Finnish but there is a picture of the forge and the burner (bottom of page)

    You can increase the temperature in the forge by using a mixture of propane and air. My father designed a forge with a burner mixing the gases and thus achieving over 2000 degrees celsius temperatures. This allows to do welding and especially damascus steel. This page is unfortunately only in Finnish but there is a picture of the forge and the burner (bottom of page)

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  • Forged Damascus Chain Knife - Drop Point Hunter

    Nice. The etching is not really necessary though. Here is a knife my father has made. He says he used some heat treatment. He has never used any acid. This knife has 40 layers.

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