Project Description


Metalex performs bright hardening on tomahawks as well as blades. Our expertise with many types of knife steels and blade shapes and sizes allows us to handle any project. We recently performed heat treating for Dagr & Nott. They are a custom knife maker in Colorado. Dagr & Nott produce fantastic custom blades, handles. We were able to heat treat these steels using our proprietary setup in our vacuum furnace. As a result both the knives and tomahawks come out super clean with no distortion or warping. Head over to Dagr & Nott and see all of their great designs. You can also see the completed tomahawks and knives on their Instagram page.

Image of 2 tomahawks laying on a wood table
Image of 2 blades laying on a wood table

Vacuum Treating Process for Tomahawks

When we heat treat blades we employ a proprietary fixturing system ensuring blades do not warp during the hardening process. Metalex is able to achieve the high hardness blade steels require using our vacuum hardening process. As a result our knife bright hardening process keeps the blades clean. They look better than before they were heat treated. This also cuts down on any post-processing that would need to be done with oil hardened blades.