Heat Treatment

With my blade nicely sanded it is time for heat treatment to strengthen the blade. I had a look a various DIY heat treatment options such as this great tutorial from Gough Custom. Heat Treatment
Seeing as it was my first attempt I decided to send my blade to Hills Heat Treatment in Victoria. After a couple of weeks it returned treated and ready to go.
I now have to clean it up and attach the scales. I’m looking at using an Australian grown timber called Ringed Gidgee. More on that to come soon!

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