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Old 08-14-2002, 04:01 PM
dcv dcv is offline
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: UK
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3V heat treatment

I could do with a little help, I am wanting to take a major step in my knife making ''career'' and move on from using the simple carbon steels to using 3V, I have the steel, oven, foil and the crucible spec sheet. What I would like to know is ''real'' world expiriences of heat treating this steel, I was hoping that I may be able to use what I have heard refered to as a pressure quench, which I understand to be placing the heated steel between two thick aluminium plates... a question that springs to mind is should these plates be hot,cold or room temp?

Any advise would be appreciated and before anyone suggests Paul Boss, I live in the UK... besides it's got to more fun learning to do it yourself?

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