Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: B.C. Canada
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.