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4 hours ago, Toxn said:

Random question: would it be possible to knapp a brittle alloy?


I had a half thought-out idea of quenching a high carbon steel, then shaping it by knapping before tempering.

Well, I mean, a lot of sharpening processes are basically micro knapping at high speed. Grindstones, whetstones, and sanding all remove material, just at a more controlled rate, with less chance for mistakes to ruin the entire product. I think it could be done, but you might break a couple knives (or whatever you have planned) and you would be the only one with experience doing such a thing. 

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