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    Well, #3 looked promising. Everything seemed to be going well.
    Then Mr. butter fingers let it slip out of my hand . The next thing I heard was PING..
    Well, the good thing is I have 3 more that I need to start grinding on...
    It could have been worse, at least I hadn't started the final grind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MileMarker60 View Post
    Well, #3 looked promising. Everything seemed to be going well.
    Then Mr. butter fingers let it slip out of my hand . The next thing I heard was PING..
    Well, the good thing is I have 3 more that I need to start grinding on...
    It could have been worse, at least I hadn't started the final grind.
    Brian,

    Sorry for the mishap... That was a GREAT Looking shape...
    Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoseWarmer View Post
    Brian,

    Sorry for the mishap... That was a GREAT Looking shape...
    +1 To that. I think that blade looks gorgeous.

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    +1 Again, that was a real nice shape.

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    WAS being the key word...lol
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    what mzde it brake
    if all you did was drop it and the tang broke you might want ot temper a bit hotter to add some toughness

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    Quote Originally Posted by L R Harner View Post
    what mzde it brake
    if all you did was drop it and the tang broke you might want ot temper a bit hotter to add some toughness
    While, I don't doubt I can improve on HT & tempering. I think part of it was just bad luck.
    4' drop of concrete. Broke through jimps.
    it's 1080 steel I tempered at 400 for an hour or so, then let cool and repeated 2 more times for a total of 3.
    I'm open to all input, as I'm no pro and have no problem changing what I'm doing now.

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    Next time give it 425 for a couple hours or even 450. This becomes an experiment for finding the sweet spot for this particular batch of steel. If it's too soft after ward you can always heat treat it again.
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    That sucks when that happens. It haven't broken a razor yet but did loose a few by grinding to thin. I'd definitely listen to Mike's and Butch's advise. Good luck on the next.
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    Oh, I'll listen to about anybody that is knowledgeable on a subject.
    I have no set method, so it's all a learning process.

    I figured I would mess up a few, I thought it would have been from grinding, warping, crack, ect... Didn't really think it would be a slip out of my hand.
    Maybe I'll head to the sporting goods store to buy some sticky wide receiver gloves...LOL

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