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Email: brian@lyttleknives.com
Phone: (403)-558-3638

Brian Lyttle's Gallery of Knives gives an idea of the variety of his work and the many possibilities for designs and embellishments.

DAMASCUS
STEEL
FORGED BY
BRIAN LYTTLE
Price/inch Random
pattern
Comprised of two of Crucible's outstanding oil-hardening tool steels:
CRUCIBLE's Ketos (01) & CRUCIBLE's Champaloy (L6);
Both of these steels have deep hardening characteristics and can be mar-quenched;
It is also possible to convert this combination of CRUCIBLE steels to bainite,

Spherodize annealed

Bars are rough ground

Bars are sold in 7.5" and 15" lengths

1/8"x1" $12.00
1/8"x1 1/4" $14.00
1/8"x1 1/2" $16.00
3/16"x1 $14.00
3/16"x1 1/4" $16.00
3/16"x1 1/2" $18.00
1/4"x1" $15.00
1/4"x1 1/4" $17.00
1/4"x1 1/2" $19.00
1/4"x1 3/4" $21.00
1/4"x2" $23.00
HEAT-TREATING BY
BRIAN LYTTLE
High carbon and Damascus blades are heat-treated, using molten salt-bath equipment which is fitted with state-of-the-art, up-to-date digital controls. The process includes austenitizing, marquenching, and tempering in the salts.

Bainite:
Brian is now able to heat-treat high carbon sword blades up to a length of 24 inches. These blades can have a microstructure of tempered martensite or bainite (your choice). Brian's 5160 Steel blades, converted to bainite, Rockwell out to RC.57. His 01 Steel blades, converted to bainite, Rockwell out to RC.59.

Blades that have been heat-treated in salt exhibit no pitting or scaling. They can be taken to a very fine finish before heat-treating and, afterwards, they clean up very quickly. High carbon & Damascus steel blades exhibit a finish similar to a very light heat blue.

Custom Heat-treating
Brian offers custom heat-treating services to fellow knifemakers. Contact him for quotes. Price varies with number of blades to be heat-treated.


Home Profile Sales/Service Info Links
Gallery
Email: brian@lyttleknives.com
Phone:(403)-558-3638