Thoughts on pattern steel...(revisited)
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#21 (permalink)      1/22/2022 6:39:04 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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I look forward to your thoughts on receipt. I like that the pattern is parallel to the edge.

Edit; It means someone was paying attention.

P.S. You are as welcome here as anyone else. Differences of opinion are also welcome.

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Cast, or weld...that's it.



What do you mean "cast"? I have not heard that term in reference to blade steel.

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@C4W,
You like your knife, I get it. It is a nice looking piece with nice looking scales. Call it whatever you like.
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vape8ion wrote:

Cast, or weld...that's it.

What do you mean "cast"? I have not heard that term in reference to blade steel.


WOW. Google is your friend.

Hint: it's how "us commoners" not on the History Channel live, lol.

What does he mean when he says words?
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Love the videos and I’m not getting involved in the argument but isn’t “cast” steel a reference to its carbon content?

Personally I just use cheap Mora knives (stainless) for utility and Opinel (high carbon) for when I need something really sharp.
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In doing some research I found few references but, it seems that "cast" and "crucible" are synonymous. True, in essence, crucible steel is a casting process. I am trying to find if bloomery steel is also referred to as "cast" as it is only contained by the oven. It seems I'll need to upgrade my "History Channel" subscription.
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I think this example might be referred to as a "cast" steel knife as it was made from the clamp part, which is a steel casting...



As a footnote, when you take two crucible or "cast" steels and marry them by forge welding, you then do not have an "either/or" result. So to say it is "cast or weld" is not entirely accurate. Reason being, it may be "cast" and welded.

It would not be incorrect to accuse me of semanticist tendencies nor, would I take umbrage. I do so for clarity.
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but isn’t “cast” steel a reference to its carbon content?



In the process of melting ore in a crucible, or casting, one may control the aspect of carbon content as well as other constituents. I am not sure if "cast" actually refers to the end product's carbon content. The advent of crucible steel did afford better control over the hardness of steel by allowing the addition of carbon to the melt. There was a cost, however, in that phosphorus and sulfur is retained at a higher percentage than in, say, bloom steel.

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Cool...

I have a one of these...



My friend picked it up for me when he was doing voluntary work in Nepal. It's made out of an old Mercedes truck leaf spring. Mines the classic No.1 so a bit smaller than the one he's making here and with a horn handle.

Remember the guy in the video you posted that wasn't wearing gloves? These guys don't even do shoes...
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That was great Andy, thanks for posting! I wonder if that power hammer was in the man's shop that was using a sledge head for an anvil?
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#31 (permalink)      1/23/2022 9:42:30 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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I have watched several videos this craftsman has uploaded, I have never been disappointed.

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