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Old 11-12-2001, 04:02 PM
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Heat Treating 0-1

Hello Everyone,

Thanks to all of your help in the past, I'm in the process of creating my first stock removal knife! I finished profiling it last night and still need to square up the edges and such and hand sand it. I still have a while to go but my question is:

Where may I find a heat treating service for my 0-1 blade?

Thanks for your help and inspirations.

Best Regards,
Pete aka Gaijin_45
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Old 11-12-2001, 10:38 PM
Little Hen Knives
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O-1 is very easy to heat treat yourself with minimal equipment like a propane torch, magnet, and vegetable oil, oh and a toaster oven or plain ole kitchen oven for tempering if you would like to give it a try, i`ll post the instruction on how I do it. 95 percent of my knives are O-1.
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Old 11-13-2001, 12:48 PM
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I'm Interested!

Little Hen Knives,

Thanks for getting back to me. I'm very interested in reviewing your heat treating instructions for 0-1 blades. If you could post it or email me, I'd greatly appreciate it!


Is 0-1 so simple to heat treat that no one really offers the service?

Thanks again!

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Old 11-13-2001, 04:21 PM
Ray Rogers
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Heat treating O-1

To throw in my two-cents here, most of the carbon steels are fairly easy to heat treat but not in batches. I get the best results when I handle them one at a time which commercial processors don't like to do. Also, some steels quench in oil, some in water, and some require the quenchant to be at a specific temperature so it's not easy for a commercial processor to be set up for all the possibilities especially when most knifemakers do it themselves.

Further, you get the best performance from a carbon blade when you either edge quench it or draw the temper on the back of the blade. That's a one blade at a time deal too...
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Old 11-19-2001, 09:58 AM
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Can anyone post 0-1 HT instructions?

Would any of you have 0-1 HT instructions? Thanks for your help!

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Old 11-19-2001, 10:03 PM
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Re: Can anyone post 0-1 HT instructions?

Actually i would be interested in this process also. I am working on my first knife (O-1). I had just planned on sending my blade to a knife supply house for the treatment, but if i can do the same thing at home i would prefer to do it myself.
Thanks for the help,
-Ron Brewer
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Old 11-20-2001, 12:29 AM
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Re: Can anyone post 0-1 HT instructions?

here is some information you may find useful,hope it helps.

Mike K
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