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High-Performance Blades Sharing ideas for getting the most out of our steel.

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Old 06-29-2002, 10:11 AM
C L Wilkins C L Wilkins is offline
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S30V or CPM420V

I just can't seem to get away from this stainless stuff!!! I am really trying to do more forging, I really am but a couple of folks just won't let me!!! They want the latest, greatest, "won't rust, bust, corrode or explode super high falootin' knife steel out there today" sort of knife.

So here I am in a da'limma where I have to order some steel from Crucible for just a few more ground out knives before I can really start with the pounded out stuff.

What are ya'lls (as in youse guys) thoughts on either of the two steels mentioned above???


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Old 06-29-2002, 02:14 PM
Jerry Hossom Jerry Hossom is offline
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Definitely S30V. It has almost the perfect balance of wear resistance and toughness. IMO an S30V edge will outlast one in 420V because both are important for hard use knives.

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Old 06-29-2002, 04:16 PM
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Is that a theory or proven fact?


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