Date of publication: 2017-08-27 08:03
Performing a "snap temper" is tempering immediately after conventional quenching. The blades are quenched to room temperature, and then put in a tempering oven at an elevated temperature for the purpose of converting some of the newly-formed martensite to cementite and bainite, thus softening the steel!
While this can get pretty complicated very quickly, and there are great minds and works on the process at the crystalline level, the concept is this:
They try to claim the high ground, declaring that it's wrong for me to say what I believe on my own website, for fear that minds may be swayed into the realms of untruth. They claim that the reason I write what I do is because my site is an advertising vehicle, and nothing else. They claim that everything I write is only to make my knives look good.
We also still like the ProHandle. It’s simply much better than our old pick, the Stout Backsaver. It’s more durable, it fits the shovel shaft better, and the handle can shift and lock into different positions. Our Backsaver developed a crack after two winters, but the build quality of the ProHandle looks like it should last quite a bit longer.
Very neat and exciting, isn't it? Okay, maybe it's a cheap thrill it's not like the day you bought your new car or your boat, but for guys like me, it's a thrill to be alive at a time when we are learning, improving, using, and sharing all this data.
An important part of understanding steel phase transformations is the phase diagram. While scientists and metallurgists diagram many things, the phase diagram illustrates precisely under what circumstances individual phases form.
So why bother with cold or cryogenic treatments at all? After all, it costs money, time, space, materials, electricity, and expendables to do cold treat. We do this because it produces a markedly better steel overall, and we can prove it, particularly in the high alloy and stainless steels.
The Bully’s 77-inch scoop should be fine for most, but if you would rather have a larger pusher, we still stand behind the SnowPlow (our previous pick), which is available in 85- , 86- , and 98-inch sizes. Just keep in mind that these larger scoops will start to impede your ability to lift the snow, which is something you may occasionally have to do depending on the height of your snowbanks.
If you’re looking for a shovel to keep in your car for emergencies or to dig out of a snowed-in parking space, we recommend the Voilé Telepro Avalanche Shovel. Made for backpacking and mountaineering, this model has a nice strong scoop and is easily disassembled for stowing underneath a car seat or in a corner of the trunk. It’s built to slice into frozen snow, so it’s unlikely to break in an emergency. The Voilé isn’t cheap, but it was clearly the best in our tests against four other car shovels, all of which were either too flimsy or too small to be trustworthy. It’s also a good option if you live in a city apartment and have minimal shoveling needs and very little storage space.
Lastly, there is the Arctic Wolf , previously known as The Wovel, is basically a sleigh shovel with a smaller scoop and a fulcrum wheel. Once you scoop up (or push) snow, you toss the load with a quick downward thrust on the handles. This action puts little strain on the back, transferring all of it to the arms and shoulders. With lesser amounts of snow (under 5 or 6 inches), the Snow Wolf cleared quickly and efficiently in our tests, but with deeper snows we ultimately preferred the True Temper Sleigh Shovel due to its larger scoop, considerably lower price tag, and versatility.
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It should now be clear why cryogenic processing of these particular steels is one of the most important improvements that can be implemented on a high performance, high alloy steel knife blade.
As with all of these adjustments and tweaks, the client deserves to know the process, if he is interested and inquires about his knife. The recorded log should track the steps and results, Fine tuning of the process is expected by the professional it is a controlled, sophisticated methodology based in experience, testing, logic, and comparison. It can only happen through decades of practice by the professional knifemaker treating his own works, wearing the attitude of the creative logical experimenter balanced with the control of the technician and scientist.
Price is also a concern with the DMOS Stealth Shovel (and the company’s Alpha Shovel, which is currently in Kickstarter development) a collapsable shovel with a serrated metal scoop. It looks like a nice shovel, but at $655, it’s really only a fit for the outdoor enthusiast or backpacker.
By the way, please don't tell some of the top military and counterterrorism teams in the world that are using my knives that the ability to cut is the only measure of a knife's value, they're likely to give up their " Ari B'Lilah's " for a scalpel. ahem.