A hole in the tang is helpful during processing, allowing us to hang the blades vertically. The hole should be at least 1/8” in diameter.
Cutting edge thickness is important in order to help prevent the edge from warping in a wave pattern. This warpage cannot be corrected after it occurs. Non-aggressive and symmetrical grinding will help to reduce stress and warpage. The grit size does not matter, whatever the maker is comfortable with.
The following grind stock should be left on the edge of the blades:
- Air hard edge thickness: 0.015” minimum
- Oil hard edge thickness: 0.03” minimum
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Meadville, PA 16335
Include instructions along with your blades regarding steel type, hardness requirements and any other special needs using the Customer Sheet.
Turnaround time is currently 4 weeks. Expect delays the week of 1/28 – 2/1 due to scheduled furnace maintenance.
Custom blade order payment is due upon completion of the work so an up-to-date credit card must be on file. You must have credit card information on file. The return shipping will be added to your processing total and charged to your card prior to return shipment of your order. Please include your credit card information on page 2 of the Customer Sheet. You can also call 814-333-1782 to update the card information on file. You must call us to ensure a method of payment is set-up.
• All other steels maximum capacity is 50” in length.
We will harden to the customer’s requested hardness unless we feel that the request is unrealistic, in which case the customer will be contacted to discuss options.
If you are unsure what hardness is best for your material please note that you would like a recommendation on your Customer Sheet and we will heat treat to the appropriate hardness based on your material type.
We aim to hardness test where we feel from experience is least likely to show. If you would like the testing to happen in a particular place, please let us know on your Customer Sheet when you send your order. If you would like us not to test your blades please send an extra piece of the same material with your order that we can use as a test piece (and note the request on your Customer Sheet).
We are not comfortable returning your work without hardness testing as it is our job to supply quality material heat treated to the proper hardness.
The customer will be informed of any blades that we feel are warped beyond our expectation prior to return shipping.
If you are sending blades of multiple types of steel in one shipment and would like to confirm pricing, please call the office (814-333-1782) to confirm if the materials are compatible.