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 Post subject: WHATS ON THE BENCH
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:42 pm 
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Hello guys and gals. This thread I will be adding images of some of the knives and materials and stuff that I am working on.

Ya never know what it will be, from a awesome chef knife project to a folding knife or some awesome natural material I am cutting and processing that day for knife handles.

Lets start this one off with a Elmax stainless steel blade I am working on. This is a awesome CPM 3rd generation powder steel. What that means is. The stuff is AMAZING!! :) The grain size is really small and the Hardness is Really HIGH!! This one is 63.5 RC This one will be available when its completed. Im thinking either stainless or blackwood bolsters. and Ironwood or cocobolo burl handles. :D

Also added a couple pictures of a feather damascus petty in the works! This one will have a Malachite and burl wood WA handle.

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Thanks for looking. As always, comments and critiques welcomed.



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 Post subject: Re: WHATS ON THE BENCH
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:39 am 
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I was just reading about this steel last week, sounds like some amazing stuff. I was wondering when it was going to pop up here!



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 Post subject: Re: WHATS ON THE BENCH
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:08 am 
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I have used it a few times. and each time I test this steel and as I have refined my heat treating, cryo treating and tempering. I find more to like about it!

The specs are also quite impressive with a carbon content of 1.7 and 18% chromium as well as 2 other carbide forming elements.

Here is what they say about it and the stats.

Uddeholm Elmax is a high chromium vanadium-
molybdenum-alloyed steel with the
following characteristics:

• High wear resistance
• High compressive strength
• Corrosion resistant
• Very good dimensional stability

High wear resistance is normally connected to
low corrosion resistance and vice versa. In
Uddeholm Elmax it has however been able to
achieve this unique combination of properties
by a powder-metallurgy-based production.

Typical C Si Mn Cr Mo V
analysis % 1.7 0.8 0.3 18.0 1.0 3.0



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 Post subject: Re: WHATS ON THE BENCH
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:46 am 
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Would like to see you give an in depth review of the steel as you get more familiar with it.



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elmax is always good =D


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 Post subject: Re: WHATS ON THE BENCH
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:14 am 
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I think I can do that. :) Based off my experience with the steel.


I chose a handle block for the petty. So its going to be ebony, Malachite and THIS!! :)

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Wow!! Can't wait to see it when its finished!! :o

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 Post subject: Re: WHATS ON THE BENCH
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:55 am 
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ELMAX stainless gyuto.

Heres one I just finished and will be offering here for you knife nuts!! Asking $765.00

The specs on this one are as follows.

Steel: ELMAX stainless Heat treated to a RC of 63.5
Blade: 240mm on the edge. 48.1mm at the heel. 2.1mm thick above the heel tapering to the tip.
Grind: Blade is ground convexed with distal taper.
Spine and heel have been rounded.
Handle: Beautiful Spalted Hackberry with stabilized maple bolsters. Stainless pins with single mosaic. Black and nickle spacers.

Asking $765.00

This steel is amazing stuff. Its a 3rd gen. powder metal that has very high wear resistance and toughness. With a fine grain structure. It takes a crazy sharp edge and should hold a working edge for a very long time!

Here is a link to Zknives web site where I did a comparison on Elmax next to 2 other well known performers in the kitchen. I love this site, if you have not checked it out yet take a few and give it a look. Lots of great info and photos etc. http://zknives.com/knives/steels/steelgraph.php?nm=elmax%2Ccpm154%2Caeb-l&hrn=1&gm=0


Anyone interested in this knife is welcome to message me or post here and I will contact you to exchange info.


Here are some images.
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Thanks and God Bless
Randy



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 Post subject: Re: WHATS ON THE BENCH
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one day i will own at least one of your knives

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:25 pm 
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Hi Randy,

How about doing a few Elmax nakiris for me? I think they would be popular.



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