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First try with 26c3

Discussion in 'Se Ecglast' started by Taylor, Feb 17, 2020.

  1. Taylor

    Taylor Professional Craftsman Founding Member

    Was able to heat treat and start grinding on a new knife today. Steel is 26c3 hardened to 65 hrc. Looking forward to finishing and playing with this one. I'll post more pics when it's finished.

    Parts of first 26c3 knife.jpg
  2. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

  3. butch

    butch Founding Member

    love to hear how the steeel works out. loooks like i cant get XHP in 1/4 inhc anymore and have to test some new steels for straight razors
  4. Taylor

    Taylor Professional Craftsman Founding Member

    Just a dry fit right now. Wood is Koa with dyed boxelder burl and nickel silver spacers. Did a five minute sharpening on this one, but will probably take a bit more time tomorrow and sharpen properly before testing out. Felt like a decent edge though. We'll see how it performs. My first "hamon" as well.

    Test 26c3.jpg
    Test2 26c3.jpg
  5. cheflarge

    cheflarge Founding Member

    Nice!!! :cool:
  6. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

  7. marc4pt0

    marc4pt0 Founding Member

    That’s a great looking gyuto for sure
  8. Spaz

    Spaz Founding Member

    Nice handle. How did the knife/steel perform?
  9. Taylor

    Taylor Professional Craftsman Founding Member

    Loving the steel. Haven't noticed any chipping, even with hardness as high as it is. With the extra polish to bring out the hamon, I found that I need to thin even more behind the edge than normal. It's currently in line to see the grinder.
  10. Mark Brock

    Mark Brock Professional Craftsman

    That is a real beauty, both in line and aesthetics. Nice work Taylor!
    I keep thinking about that steel....

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