Yes,..you all are right.The grain IS a dead giveaway,..but seeing how id
never looked at the grain of wrought iron before,i was only surmiseing
that i was seeing it.Now i know what it looks like.Also i was sure
before i did that quench test,having polished and etched a piece and
having seen the gain from the side there big as day.Mostly i did that
quench test for fun and to see how it would do.Its funny,..ive had folks
tell me mild steel wouldnt harden,..but ive yet to find any steel that
wouldnt harden some.Ive run about every piece of scrap and "found" steel
ive got my hands on in the forge,and its all hardened to some extent.The
only exception are bolts and screws,..which i havent bothered with.It
wouldnt surprise be if they wouldnt harden,..as they seem to be making
them from a tin-playdoh alloy these days.
I forged out a wall-hook from that wrought iron today.This stuff is neat
to work with,not really too much diferent from mild steel,except i think
it moves better when worked a bit hotter that one woud steel.