Paragon Kilns Double Barrel 9T Pro
Electric Heat Treating Furnace
Paragon Double Barrel 9T Pro Knife Maker’s Heat Treating Furnace
Ceramic fiber firing chamber for fast heating and cooling
The Paragon 9T Pro electric heat treatment furnace for knife forging is unusually fast, because it is made with space-age ceramic fiber. It can reach 500°F in minutes. Long lasting, “wavy” elements in the walls are surface-mounted to dissipate heat rapidly and prolong element life. It is the ideal size for the smaller knives.
Test exotic heat treating formulas
The soul of the blade is born in the furnace. Imagine making extraordinary knives destined to become family heirlooms. These are knives you can’t buy in a hardware store.
Experiment with differential hardening, a technique handed down from the ancients. Try out the newest tool steels. Are they really as good as the tried and true D2 and A2? The Paragon 9T Pro electric heat treatment furnace for knife forging is rated to 2350° F, so you can heat treat as hot as you need to.
Long lasting solid state relay
The Paragon 9T Pro electric heat treatment furnace for knife forging has a solid state relay, which lasts far longer than standard mechanical relays and offers better temperature control during holds. Solid state relays have no moving parts to wear out. The first thing you will notice is that the relay is silent. You will hear just the reassuring hum of the heating elements. The relay is mounted to an aluminum heat sink, which helps to keep the relay cool. Included with the solid state relay is a safety relay for your peace of mind.
The guillotine door for years of comfortable heat treating
The guillotine door is the ultimate choice for heat treating. The door lifts up and out of the way with one-handed operation. The hot side of the door remains away from you. The door lifts effortlessly with the assistance of a spring on each side. Because of the rigid case and heavy duty opening assembly, the door is sturdy enough for years of faithful service.
Door safety switch
The door micro safety switch shuts off the power to the elements when the door is opened, yet the controller continues to give a temperature readout.
Superior heat distribution
To improve the heat distribution in the Paragon 9T Pro electric heat treatment furnace for knife forging, we have added heating elements in the top and removed the heat from the back. The furnace now heats from three directions--the two sidewalls and the top for uniform heating.
The Sentinel Touch Screen controller
Includes Sentinel Touch Screen Controller.
Solid furnace construction
The Paragon 9T Pro electric heat treatment furnace for knife forging is insulated with 3” thick refractory firebrick, which is 1/2” thicker than the standard. The sidewall elements are mounted in dropped, recessed grooves machined into the firebrick. This groove protects the element for long life and low maintenance. The elements in the top are seated in pinless element grooves. The firing chamber is protected by a rigid steel case. A built-in solid stand lifts the firing chamber safely off your worktable. The thermocouple wire is kept inside the case for protection from the harsh environment of the typical bladesmith shop.
Printed instruction manuals
Your Paragon 9T Pro electric heat treatment furnace for knife forging includes a wiring diagram, a controller instruction manual, and a heat treating manual with heat treating instructions for D2, 440C, ATS 34 and 154 CM. The manuals are written in plain English for the beginner.
Made in America
All Paragon furnaces are made in Mesquite, Texas USA. We are proud to support the American worker.
Optional Gas Injection Flow Meter
During heat treating, scale forms on the surface of the steel. One way to eliminate most scaling is to wrap the steel in stainless steel foil. Another way is to install the gas injection flow meter on your furnace. It is available as either an add-on kit, or you can order the furnace with the meter installed.
The meter regulates the flow of an inert gas, such as argon, inside the furnace. The gas displaces the oxygen to prevent most scaling.
Please remember that results with the flow meter vary depending on the type of inert gas you use and your level of experience. For more details on the Paragon 9T Pro electric heat treatment furnace for knife forging, click on the link in the Options section below.
A message from Ed Fowler—explorer, author, and founder of High Endurance Performance Knife Association
“Paragon offered me no financial rewards or free equipment for this endorsement. I recommend Paragon furnaces only because they make an excellent, reliable product.
“I've made knives off and on since the sixth grade. I enjoy every second in the shop making knives. I used to harden and temper with a torch. As my skills increased, my testing of knives revealed the benefit of longer and more uniform soak times during the annealing and tempering cycles than were possible with a torch.
“I finally bought a Paragon furnace. It is extremely beneficial to bladesmithing, because it allows us to do things with our blades we couldn't do otherwise. If I had known how good they are, I would have bought one years before I did.
“You don't want to introduce any variables into your blades by accident, and temperature is one such variable. With a Paragon, you know exactly what causes what and why. My advice to beginning knifemakers is to use the best equipment you can as soon as you can add it to your shop. I wasted a lot of time and energy trying to make knives with less than the best equipment for the job. Invest in quality equipment, learn how to use it right, and use your time seeking the best knife you can make.
“Without my Paragon oven, I would have never made the discoveries about steel that I’ve made. I love my Paragon. That Paragon sure made a big difference in my knife making. Any experiment I want to run is right there. If I want to change a heat treatment, I know exactly how. With every knife, I learn more.
“Thermal cycles, commonly known as heat treating of blades, are the most significant single aspect contributing to the quality of a knifemaker’s blade. Knifemakers who wish to explore the absolute frontiers of the world of knives in search of the Excalibur of their dreams must have the ability to design thermal treatments specifically intended to push their steel to the highest limits of performance. Absolute control of the temperature of their blades is absolutely essential to success.
“Paragon makes a nice piece of equipment. I recommend it very highly to anyone who asks and to many people who don't ask. In order to make knives that my customers can depend upon, I have to be able to count on my equipment to provide consistent performance. My Paragon heat treating oven has always provided the degree of dependability I can count on to support my commitment to provide my customers the best functional knife possible.
“Believe me, I'm much richer knowing I'm making the best knife I can. I'm much happier with myself.”
Designed for production
Paragon’s warranty is not affected by frequency of use. Fire your new kiln every day if you want, even in commercial settings. That will have no effect on the warranty period.
Optional colors at no extra charge
Brighten your studio with color! Order your kiln in one of our standard colors at no extra charge . . . berry, black, blue, hot pink, jade, navy, purple, or turquoise. Scroll down to see color samples in the options section.
Special-limit, Quick response thermocouple
Circuit Copper Wire Size
TUV tested to CSA and UL Standard 499
Sentinel Touch Screen
Disclaimer: The specifications above assume that the kiln will be plugged into a dedicated circuit. Local electric codes supersede our recommendations.
The pricing and electrical specifications for the above products reflect their design for use in the United States. The International versions of most models will have variations in electrical specifications and price due to consumer safety requirements or electrical regulations.
Front Loading Square
Understanding Chamber Measurements
The Outer Size of the Kiln and the Shipping Size: Width = Left to Right; Depth = Front to Back; Height = Top to Bottom
20.50W x 23.00D x 18.00H Inches
521W x 584D x 457H mm
31.00W x 52.00D x 26.00H Inches
787W x 1321D x 660H mm
Doorway Clearance Needed
Ship Method & Notations
This Kiln Ships Via Truck
S1721 * Base Model