American Quicksilver is one of the only knife companies supplying North America that performs heat treatment in-house. Our state-of-the-art facility allows us to heat treat using oil treatment or using nitrogen atmosphere, and includes annealing capabilities. If you have specific needs for knife hardness, then American Quicksilver is your answer. We don’t outsource any portion of our process to other companies. We keep a close eye on every aspect of the industrial knife-making process, ensuring that our knives adhere to the highest level of quality. Our in-house capabilities allow us to maintain more consistent part hardness by utilizing in-process inspections, which we do on all of our orders.
Most knife companies outsource their heat treatment needs to third parties, that harden multiple orders of knives with similar hardnesses simultaneously, averaging between all the different hardness requirements of the multiple orders within that specific batch. At American Quicksilver, our ability to heat treat in-house allows us to harden knives specific to the customer, without ever mixing products from different orders into the same batch. With our heat treatment process, you will always achieve the hardness that you are looking for without compromise.
Our heat treatment facility comes with a state-of-the-art laboratory that grants us the ability to inspect knives to diagnose issues such as cracking, warping, chipping, and early wear. With our laboratory, we can identify any knife issue your facility may have, and provide a solution that will keep you running at maximum efficiency.
Our complete control of the heat treatment process provides us with the most complete knowledge over the knife making process, and we use that know-how to provide more accurate lead times to our customers. With us, you will know exactly when to expect your finished blades. Our first-class factory achieves the highest class of heat-treatment at a fraction of the price, and we pass those savings on to our customers. American Quicksilver provides the highest quality blades on the market, at a price that makes it the best value.