Question About The Max Hardness Of Different Steels.
Posted 29 January 2012 - 04:36 PM
Some friends of mine who make swords use 4140 because the max hardness on it is around a 54, which is what they want. so no temper is required.
which got me thinking: Is there a chart out there that shows the relative max hardness of all sorts of different steels, and at that, does anyone know of one that is around a 58.
I'm not trying to cheap out on my heat treat process or anything. i'm just curious.
Oh, and i have searched all over the interwebs for such a chart but i am coming up empty handed. I maybe be looking for the wrong thing i'm still rather new at this.
Posted 30 January 2012 - 08:04 AM
Posted 30 January 2012 - 01:55 PM
Thanks a bunch Kevin! I'm understanding how to do things a lot better, but most of the "why" still eludes me. The science of it all.