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Blacksmithing Color Chart of Steel

In blacksmithing you often need to know the temperature of the steel you are working on. This is for a variety of reasons including annnealing, hardening and tempering. This chart gives you the color of the steel and the corresponding temperature in Fahrenheit.


Steel heat chart

Can you judge the temperate of the sword in these two pics?

Hot steel

Hot steel

The top picture shows the sword getting up to about 2000 degrees (Bright yellow). And the bottom picture shows the sword at around 1600 degrees (Orange red).



Hand made sword

New Sword Making Tutorial - I take you through the whole process of making a sword. And this one is a good sized sword! Really beefy and feels good in the hands. How to Make a sword



Tutorial on How to Forge a Knife - I take you through the complete process of forging a knife. All the way from raw piece of steel to finished knife. With lots of pictures and even videos. How to forge a knife




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