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blade steel source?

Postby tricker » Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:09 am

is it CPM


has anyone stripped the coating?
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Re: blade steel source?

Postby RYP » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:32 am

which knife. We use German D2 for the HEST/F, Sliepner and Niolox for the HEST II and HEFT, 1095 for the HEST Original
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Re: blade steel source?

Postby Woodsman » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:54 pm

I go to Alro steel and pick up a chunk from the extras pile on the cheap, make a fire with hard maple get her cherry red and quench it in a saltwater solution.

Another good source: go to a metal recycling yard and look for h.d. leaf springs for trucks. That is solid knife steel.

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Re: blade steel source?

Postby RYP » Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:53 am

you can cut a bitch with a SPAM can but at some point you got get serious. We buy ours in batches
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Re: blade steel source?

Postby diamondcutter13 » Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:04 pm

Old files are good to go. Heat them up in a big fire and get to work with the grinder etc.
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Re: blade steel source?

Postby RYP » Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:04 pm

nothing wrong with that. Whatever works. But if you need to make more than a dozen knives the steel has to be consistent by batch and matched to specs and temper.
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