Another Internet reference....
By the way, have you ever visited SNOPES.COM? A lot of what you find on the Internet is pure bunk. You know that... right?
I also love that most of your posts are not even on the main subject lol. beading around the bush does not make you smart
Me thinks your goal is to make 1,000 post within six months time, you are not a rare bird around these parts. We've seen them come and go.
Make a hundred knives then stop by and give us your qualified opinion.
Chad, just a question. Have you tested a blade heat treated using your methods. Preferably using the same damascus. By this I mean to destruction. I agree with Ed. If you are going to make the best knife possible, test them to make sure. Everyone has their own methods and it is not up to me to say they are right or wrong. By the way helicopters are well thought out machines governed by aerodynamics, no one ever said they are not supposed to fly, that is a bumblebee.
Brion R. Tomberlin
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Brion, that's an old wives' tale. A good engineer can tell you exactly how a bumblebee can fly. And yes, a helicopter too.
I hear what you are saying.
Now what you need to do is heat treat a blade of the same steel the way the "Lab Geeks" describe and test both blades exactly the same.
Then you will know if what you did to one is better then what you did to the other.
A lot of guys will rant and rave as to why what someone does is not "The proper way or best way" but usually do no have enough proof to back up their claims as well. They are all about the facts until asked to provide them themselves.
So you need to test it for yourself and see if you are actually achieving what you think you are. Sure the procedure you did might have produced a great knife, but until you do it the standard method you really have nothing to compare it too.
Don't blame me, it was Spark's idea. Really.
I think you have a different internet than I do.
It turns out that his methods were not perfect.
Now you are in love with Ed Fowler and ticked about being called wrong again.
(all I will say about EF is that I can't trust a man who endorses a heat treat oven in advertizing, but uses a torch and eyeballs temps.)
"these ppl are going wrong is by saying that i am wrong and they are right"
Again I still don't know who these people are...
Have you considered that ALL of you ARE wrong.
Maybe it's true, maybe not,
But if you get so mad at being called wrong over the internet, get some help before you stroke out or something.
The science of metallurgy has been going on for a LONG time now.
I think I can trust at least some of the info and don't have to recreate the science on my own.
Repeatable results come from repeatable conditions.
temperature control being a very important variable.
I believe that you said you did have a heat treat oven.
If you do, then why go backwards to a torch heat?
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Chad a discussion like this caused a lot of trouble on the forums a while back as it was just getting things stirred up. Id recommend just letting this one go or taking it to private PMs for sake of the froum community.
When did knifemakers become so whiny/preachy? Why can't eveyone just do they're own thing and have fun and make some money if you are inclined to?
Last edited by Sam Salvati; 03-17-2012 at 11:05 PM.
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