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McAhron
01-01-2005, 02:39 PM
What can you tell me about bainite and how it pertains to knives and swords? Pros vs cons? How would one do this using ten series steel?Thanks. McAhron :)

AwP
01-01-2005, 03:44 PM
Here's a thread at swordforum all about bainite, there's others too if you search there. Bainite it a big buzword over there because of the Howard Clark differentially hardened matrinsite/bainite katanas. Generally speaking it's tougher but less edge holding. With 10xx steels it's almost impossible to do bainite because they require such a fast quench.

http://forums.swordforum.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=45208

McAhron
01-02-2005, 02:21 AM
Thanks Awp. I have read that and many other articles today on bainite and have decided not to pursue the matter any further.McAhron :)