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Old 02-23-2018, 02:01 PM
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Steve Lindsay Steve Lindsay is offline
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Default Re: Newbie Introduction and Questions

Hi Mel,

You wouldn't want to try and engrave a hardened knife blade. Next to impossible and broken points. A hardened knife blade can be 57 to 61 RC. Generally the bolsters knives are engraved rather the blade. If engraving a blade you'd want to do that before the blade is hardened.

Were you thinking mostly to palm push while learning or hammer/chisel method? Palm pushing in steel (even annealed steel) is tough going to get any depth.
Steve Lindsay
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