Baker Forge Double Damascus with Copper 300x50x5mm
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Double Damascus with Cu-Shi (copper shim) for stock removal
By Bakers Forge and Tools, Mountain City, Tennessee, USA
Coy Baker and his team are creating some truly stunning specialty steels, we are super excited to offer these in Australia:
We're bringing back this pattern from over a year ago! It was a crowd pleaser then, and we expect yall will love it even more now.
This pattern uses a 100 layer wavy pattern damascus as the cladding and a straight 100 layer core. And of course a beautiful copper shim in between!
- one billet with damascus and copper in 5 x 50 x 300 mm dimensions
- Forged finish
- Fully Annealed
The damascus is made from 1084 and 15N20, so is heat treated like 1084:
- normalise by holding at 875 C until even temp > air cool to black x 3
- reduce temp to 815 C > steel back in
- Hold until even temp - a couple of minutes extra will not hurt but not really required
- Quench in a medium speed quench oil (optimal) or in warm canola oil which still works at edge thickness but is not as optimal
*these bars are made for stock removal and not forging. There are people forging these but Baker Forge & Tool recommend only doing stock removal due to the complexity involved of not melting the non-steel materials or separating layers. Forging will also distort the pattern. **
NOTICE: This is not a steel for beginners. There are no refunds for messing up these by forging them or heat treating them. This is a risky product for higher level makers who accept the risks involved in a product that consisting of high carbon steel, nickel and copper... be warned.
Pro Tip: Don't grind these before heat treat. Flatten, profile but don't grind bevel. As the cheeks are not hardenable, there is no advantage to grinding bevels before heat treat. This only increases the chances of warping or issues during the heat treatment.
Pro Tip 2 from Alex Norton on how to really make these pop: https://nordicedge.com.au/blog/how-to-get-baker-forge-tool-steel-to-really-pop/