H1 or LC200N Byrd: Yes or No?

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H1 or LC200N Byrd: Yes or No?

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:26 am

Would those of you here who are into the Byrd knives, ever want or be interested in a Byrd folder or fixed blade with H1 or Lc200N steel blades? But the more realistic question is: Would the expense of these specialty steel blades be too much for the Byrd line, which is a more economical line of Spyderco blades, or, would the two match up well together? What are your thoughts on this, Sal? Would you like a folder that had the basic Byrd shape and structure, but, with one of those rustproof steel blades?

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Re: H1 or LC200N Byrd: Yes or No?

Postby sal » Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:14 am

Hi SEF,

Not possible at this time.

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Re: H1 or LC200N Byrd: Yes or No?

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:35 pm

Thank you sal, and thank you for your great customer service and for being such a superb knife-designer.

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Re: H1 or LC200N Byrd: Yes or No?

Postby Donut » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:11 pm

Well, what would be the most stain resistant steel that China could work with? o.O

It feels like a lot of the extreme rust resistant steels would be easy to work with machining-wise.

That's my biggest issue with 8Cr13MoV. I've had it rust 2 or 3 times.
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Re: H1 or LC200N Byrd: Yes or No?

Postby sal » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:10 pm

Hi Donut,

Shipping steel into China has its challenges. Tariffs, time in China, etc. The main issue is really heat treating, which is an art, more than a skill when dealing with exotic blade steels. Not too many in China have the equipment and skill in that area at this time.

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Re: H1 or LC200N Byrd: Yes or No?

Postby Donut » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:10 pm

I agree on that. Maybe I'm BS'ing here.

I think I more mean: There are a lot of kitchen knives being made in China, with Chinese steel.

Do those steels perform much worse than 8Cr13MoV?
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Re: H1 or LC200N Byrd: Yes or No?

Postby sal » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:55 pm

We don't have much experience with Chinese made kitchen knives so I have little knowledge to share.

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Re: H1 or LC200N Byrd: Yes or No?

Postby Donut » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:38 pm

You know, I think I only ever ran into rust with 8Cr13MoV was when I store it for a long time. It's a little humid here.

I store a Cara Cara rescue in my car for a year or two (before I replaced it with an Assist) and it started to rust. I imagine CTS-BD1 is more rust resistant, so maybe that's what I've been hoping for. I need to use my CTS-BD1 blades more, it's a good steel.
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