Knife #1 Paring Knife
Japanese-style paring knife in 1/16" 1095. Tempered to around 60 RC. Blade was sanded with 120 grit belt and etched with hot apple cider vinegar (photo was taken prior to etch). Unknown wood handles with french polish finish.
|Steel||1095 carbon steel|
|Hardening||10 minutes @ 800 C (1475 F)||Approximately... lost my notes.|
|Quench||Canola oil @ 130 F|
|Tempering||2x 30 min @ 232 C (450 F)||Target hardness = 59/60 RC.|
|Handle finish||French polish with reddish shellac|