Metallurgy, Steel Selection & Heat Treatment

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    1. Welcome to Metallurgy, Steels & Heat Treatment 4

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    1. 45NiCrMo16 / 1.2726 as a sword steel? 10

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    1. SF100 steel . 23

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    1. EN45 vs EN47 for a sword blade 5

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    1. Water quench help 14

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    1. Etching information 2

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    1. Steel Fence Posts 10

      • Mashby
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    1. Best place to purchase steel 7

      • Mashby
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    1. N690 re-heat treating? 12

      • camperman
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    1. Heat treating Niolox 5

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    1. Article on 154 cm + others 12

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    1. Can DLC coating be retreated without harming blade? 6

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    1. Stainless for guard? 12

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    1. Complete novice 2

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    1. Heat treatment discussion 24

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    1. 12c27 quench question 3

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    1. Info on Steel 3

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    1. BBC programme about Metal 2

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    1. Niolox patterning? 9

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    1. Recommended source for soft fire bricks 3

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