Ht For 15N20
Posted 23 June 2013 - 04:20 AM
I've been digging around the forum lately, boning up on my heat treating protocol. I realized that I'd never really optimized my technique for the new gear I have in my shop.
Anyway, I was looking for some info on heat treating 15n20, and I was rather surprised that I didn't find any at all. Ultimately, the reason I'm looking in to 15n20 is of course because it's a constituent in my damascus. At the end of the day I'm working on refining my ht for damascus specifically--but I thought the best way to go about that would be to get a better understanding of the two steels (1084 and 15n20) first.
So what have you all found?
Also, a sub-question: I would tend to assume that since 15n20 is very commonly recommended with 10XX's for damascus, that proper treatment of one would not be detrimental to the other. Would this be a valid assumption?
Posted 23 June 2013 - 07:12 AM
Anvil Top Custom Knives
Posted 23 June 2013 - 08:36 AM