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AvatarBrandonPaupT
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Thanks Kevin. Do you have any good testing suggestions? Im really trying to avoid making pearlite crowbars and Ive not done any testing with 5160. I know a lot of people say newer smiths use it because it is very forgiving but at the same time Ive read it can be an excellent steel as well. Im looking to use what I have on several 7 to 8 inch bowies. For testing I planned on brass rod test , cutting with rope, 2×4, leather strips, tip strength by stabbing into hardwood and pulling out an acute angle, etc.. What sort of impact strength tests could I do?
Thanks

David

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