Great knives are more than steel and ornament. They contain a spirit that makes them feel as an extension of the hand. Touch a great knife, and it feels alive. As the knife ages, its spirit remains as vibrant as the day the maker gave the knife to the world. The spirit in their knives lives on long after the master craftsmen who made them.
The KM-18D, with a 450mm long interior. It should be the perfect size furnace for those who need one that is between the 360mm long KM-14D and the 600mm long KM-24D. In addition, you can order Paragon furnaces in your choice of the economical 3-key Sentry Xpress temperature controller or the full 12-key Sentry.
Power Type: 1 Phase
Maximum Temperature: 1287 C
Internal Width: 140mm
Internal Depth: 457mm
Internal Height: 108mm
Power cord: Included power cord and standard 10amp plug
The furnace is insulated with refractory firebrick. The elements are mounted in dropped, recessed grooves machined into the firebrick. The groove protects the element for long life and low maintenance, qualities that have made Paragon furnaces legendary. Elements are simple to replace because they’re exposed rather than embedded. You can thread new elements into the grooves following clear instructions in the manual.
The temperature sensor (thermocouple) is sheathed for long life. The thermocouple wire is kept inside the control box and out of the way for protection from the harsh environment of the typical bladesmith shop.
The firing chamber is protected by a rigid steel case painted in high temperature blue. A built-in stand lifts the firing chamber safely off your worktable, so no extra stand is needed.
A high temperature wire is used in the switch box for long life. A heat shield, mounted between the switch box and furnace, helps keep the switch box components cool even during extended operation. To further dissipate heat, the switch box is extra large and slotted. Each furnace comes with a cord and plug for immediate installation, and a one year warranty.
In addition to the furnace, you will need a Knifemaking Kit, which separates the blades and holds them parallel inside the furnace.