J. Thompson

In a Nutshell 

Excellent

Jarod worked with me on getting my very rough drawings turned into excellent quality heat treated blanks. His prices are great for the service he provides! I look forward to doing much more business with Jarod.

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keep doing what your doing!

Matt

In a Nutshell 

Excellent

I started making knives professionally in 2019, and after many recommendations, decided to use Jarod for heat treating. At this point I've had close to 50 blades treated by him, and will continue to do so. He's been easy to talk to, helpful, and has gone the extra mile for me several times. Another reviewer mentioned the price seeming steep at first (though worth it), but if you do a little shopping around, I think the prices are very fair, particularly for the ease and convenience of being able to have a one stop shop for cutting and heat treating. I've been very happy with the service provided, and want to make a special note of how well blades are packaged upon return; each blade is wrapped individually. I plan on continuing to do a great deal of business with Jarod, and can heartily recommend him to others. If you're here on this site, don't bother looking around elsewhere!

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Very satisfied as is.

KenH

In a Nutshell 

Excellent

I ordered some 15N20 and got exactly what was promised. Great service and will use JT again when needed.

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Just keep doing as you are

120

In a Nutshell 

Excellent

Jarod & Heather are the blank processing dynamic duo. I sent a batch of 10 blanks to be heat treated, and surface ground to them and the turn around time was amazing. I got updates on when my order was being processed and the care in wrapping & shipping the blanks back was immense. My go to for having my blades professionally hardened. Thanks Jarod & Heather!!

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Pricing at first seemed steep, but you absolutely get what you pay for, thanks again!

RandyB

In a Nutshell 

Excellent

I am a bit of a newb when it comes to knife making and sending in plans to be plasma cut. Jarod was patient, informative and helpful. He did an excellent job on the blanks and HT that he did for me. I am incredibly happy with my blanks. I would order again from him in a heartbeat.

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Keep on doing a great job!

Daniel

In a Nutshell 

Excellent

Sent a couple of AEBL blade blanks to JT they did a phenomenal job on them. All were packed up nicely and shipped quickly. They have earned my business.

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You fixed your site so we are good

Scott Safier

In a Nutshell 

Excellent

Sent 16 blanks, AEB-L, S35VN and Alabama Damascus.
Came home to me in straight and well surfaced condition at the specified HRC.
All the blades were carefully and individually wrapped.
We spent considerable time texting with pictures. Thank you for that JT!
I have already contacted him about the next batch. If anyone reads my review and have not tried his services, do so and you will be very pleased.

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Might add a gallery of satisfied customer’s projects.

ashwinearl

In a Nutshell 

Excellent

I've used three other heat treating services and Jarod excels where the others fall short 1) Communication. I get invoiced quickly, he answers questions in a timely manner, hardness values are indicated in the invoice. With another service, my blades were there for more than 4 months and it took emails/phone calls over and over to get them back; 2) Good prices for low quantities. This is great for the smaller/hobby maker who just doesn't make the volume to get that nice price at the bigger places; 3) extra services. Again, as a hobby maker being able to get surface grinding is a big plus. I have not tried out the new plasma cutting service yet, but will; 4) doing something when things don't go right. There has been a problem with bad 1084 out of ebay. I got bit by this but was using another heat treater at the time. When I got them back, they weren't hard, but the company hadn't said a word, they just shoved them out the door. I read about Jarod's experience with the suspect 1084 on the forums. This brings up another reason why I like supporting JT and that his is involvement in the community. He is an active member of blade forums and willingly shares information there.

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Things I would add or change

I don't know if he wants to get into the steel supply business, but something I don't see around is ability to purchase annealed precision ground blade steel that isn't O1 or A2. It'd be nice to have more options for a hobbiest to purchase already flat steel in more options.

Sean J

In a Nutshell 

Excellent

I've had several small AEB-L blades I've sent to JT for heat treat and they've turned out excellent both times. He's prompt with messages and his service is excellent.

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I wish the turn-a-round times were a bit faster. But based on other heat treater's turn--a-rounds he's spot on.

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