1. Dragons Breath Knives

    Dragons Breath Knives Gold Member Gold Member

    765
    Aug 24, 2014
    Anyone used them and what could the steel possibly be? I do not think they are case-hardened.
    I just got a bunch. Any feedback greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Dragons Breath Knives

    Dragons Breath Knives Gold Member Gold Member

    765
    Aug 24, 2014
    Just learned they are high Carbon, I know it is always a crap shoot but I will take a chance on one and see.
     
  3. weo

    weo KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 21, 2014
    Thanks, and please let us all know what you find.
     
  4. Dragons Breath Knives

    Dragons Breath Knives Gold Member Gold Member

    765
    Aug 24, 2014
    Got an email from their distributor here, 1045 medium Carbon , not the BEST, but we will see what we can pull out of it.
     
  5. Dragons Breath Knives

    Dragons Breath Knives Gold Member Gold Member

    765
    Aug 24, 2014
    Any input of target hardness for this steel?
     
  6. dirc

    dirc

    Jan 31, 2018
    I've seen this posted for 1045:
    austenitizing temperature of 1475-1550ºF (800-845ºC) and oil or water quenching

    Flame and induction hardening may be carried out by heating quickly to the desired case depth and quenching in water or oil. This should be followed by a tempering treatment at 300-400ºF (150-200ºC) to reduce stresses in the case without affecting its hardness. A surface hardness of Rc 58 may be obtained by this treatment.
     
  7. Dragons Breath Knives

    Dragons Breath Knives Gold Member Gold Member

    765
    Aug 24, 2014
    Thank you!!!!!!!
     

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