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Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:36 pm
Of course I will graciously still accept your offer sir. Oh yeah, did I mention that I have a heat treat oven on the way?
Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:13 pm
No you didn't. Niiiccceee!
Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:19 pm
Really looking to trying one of these out. Don't release them too soon, I want to have something in my wallet for more than a couple days.
Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:18 pm
How are these coming along Shaun? I told my wife I wasn't going to buy anymore knives for awhile but I didn't say for how long!
Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:37 pm
Just finished another 52100 this morning. She cuts great.
Heat treat oven ETA 2 weeks, can't wait
Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:21 am
Great looking gyuto! How do you like working with the 52100 steel? It must be a great steel as custom knife makers like Bob Kramer and others use it. Bill B
Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:41 am
It's finicky on the heat treat side, but when done right it's hard to beat. These particular blades have been heat treated by Josh Dabney; triple normalization to ensure the finest grain structure before heat treat. I'm getting my own heat treat oven in about 2 weeks and will be using the same recipe. As far as how the steel finishes, I like it a lot, still easier to finish than stainless but still has good wear resistance. This stuff seems to take a nice stiff edge, doesn't roll as easy as other 52100's I've tried. That little extra hardness (62) really makes a difference.
Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:52 pm
The extra $100 over the old s35vn might have these out of my price range for now.
Is the steel that much more expensive or is is that much more work, probably both?
Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:17 pm
It's not that the steel is expensive, it's actually cheaper than s35, it's just more time consuming to make a better grind by myself as opposed to having Lamson bang them out for me. I think the price will be more like 250 from now on instead of 300, I'd rather them move faster.
Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:18 pm
Playing with some hunting knives as well lately: Here's a one in 1095 I did with a walnut handle. These are actually pretty fun to do.
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