The magic and Pure Alchemy of Iron

Knife Making Quik Tip (Quenching temp) Magnet test.

 

 

 

A useful tip regarding quenching in oil or water:

When heating your blade the general rule is cherry red means it is ready to quench,  however if you want to be more exacting with the temp you can try using a magnet. When your steel reaches red/orange test it with a magnet. If it is no longer magnetic it is ready to quench.  A useful tip especially when using more technical steels that might require more heat to quench harden.

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