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#1 posted 02-15-2017 10:58 AM

Looks like only the business-end of the blade was hardened. Laminated blades usually have a strip of high-carbon steel squished into a ledge on the soft steel so you get a broader bonding surface. The weld would also show as a line along the edge. Tools from Japan sells a plane blade made like that:

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