Forging is a necessary skill set, when it comes to knife making and are also the essential tools used by Blacksmiths alike. But you're only as good as your forging tools. For those who are relatively new to knife making, or are looking to improve their knowledge about forging, we've put together a helpful "Forging Tools Overview" table below to help you identify the proper tools for your project.
Equipped with insulated doors on both ends for easy entry and removal of Damascus billets. Our forge comes fitted for propane but can be configured for natural gas. Regulator and Hose are included. Operates off a standard 20lb propane tank, the same type used for barbecue grills. Reaches 2,350 degrees. The heat Chamber is 4" x 4 1/2" x 13 1/2". Exhaust port on one door is 3" x 2". Shipping weight is 48 lbs.
40 RC to 65 RC Rockwell C Scale, Testing File Set High quality hardness testing files feature specially curved tips for testing internal slots, and grooves as well as your knife blank. Files have non slip grips and have color coded handles with Rockwell value printed on each for quick and easy selection. Files come in a custom fitted case with complete instructions and conversion chart for Rockwell to Vickers.
Paragon Furnaces are high-quality ovens and kilns used for heat treating knives. Kilns will complete the entire heat-treating process, including annealing, normalizing, hardening, and tempering. Paragon Furnaces are equipped with a door safety switch that shuts off power when the door is opened. Paragon ovens come in a variety of depths and are available in single- or double-barrel widths. The maximum temperature of these kilns is 2,350°F.
Simple to use; Place blade or other part in the Tool Steep Wrap; fold over and crimp edges forming an air tight package; place package in oven and heat treat according to metal directions. Placing a small chip of wood inside the foil packet helps to burn up oxygen inside the wrap. Use only once. Cuts easily with scissors.
Heat-insulated style Nitrile-Coated hot mill gloves for protection and comfort in moderate heat applications. Non-woven felt insulation and a full-length, 14" heat barrier protect the worker. Comfortable and flexible large size 10, designed for intermittent handling of medium hot objects up to 400°F.
An outstanding material for differential hardening of your blade. Also known as APG #36 Refractory Cement. Hamon Glop comes wet and ready to apply (Just stir a bit first) in a convenient quart size container. 3,200 temperature degree rating.