View Single Post
Old 5th January 2009, 10:58 PM   #19
Jeff D
Member
 
Jeff D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: B.C. Canada
Posts: 472
Default

Thank you Chris and Jeff.

Excellent explanation guys but, I think I may be missing something here. Is the central core wootz or crucible steel (on the real deals)? Just so that I am on the same page, my understanding is that wootz is crucible steel with a surface pattern, correct? Why would tempering crucible steel be any different then forged or case hardened steel?
Tempering wootz would obviously be a much bigger problem if the surface pattern is to be maintained. I have posted the picture of what I believe to be a temper line with an intact (but altered) surface pattern, to show that it could and was done.

Thanks guys!
Jeff
Jeff D is offline   Reply With Quote