For best performance, heat your oil to 60°C before quenching. Knife making is as much about performance as aesthetics. Without the right heat treat your steel cannot perform to its full potential, and the quench is an important part in this process. Houghton’s K is suitable for blades made from steel alloys low in manganese that require a faster quench speed to harden, such as W2 and 1095, and where you are clay hardening to create a hamon. For higher manganese steel alloys and through-hardening chromium alloyed steel, Houghton’s G is the best option.
||20L of fast quench oil. Suitable for use with Steels that require short quench times to reach maximum hardness. Hougton’s Quench K