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Mule Team 7?

Postby Ben_1323 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:23 pm

Is there any word on what the next Mule will be, and when it will be released?

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Postby sal » Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:29 pm

Hi Ben,

We have a few in the works that will be close as to when they are finished. The first one finished will be the next run.

There is a special Takefu Damascus that has a VG-10 core and some interesting purpose to their layers.

We have a piece made with Hitachi Aogami super blue.

We have a few new special Carpenter steels.

We have a Takefu Cobalt special.

sal

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Postby HistoricalMan » Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:37 pm

sal wrote:Hi Ben,

We have a few in the works that will be close as to when they are finished. The first one finished will be the next run.

There is a special Takefu Damascus that has a VG-10 core and some interesting purpose to their layers.

We have a piece made with Hitachi Aogami super blue.

We have a few new special Carpenter steels.

We have a Takefu Cobalt special.

sal
Another bomb dropped! I am especially excited for the Takefu Damascus and Carpenter steels.

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Postby Ben_1323 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:43 pm

sal wrote:Hi Ben,

We have a few in the works that will be close as to when they are finished. The first one finished will be the next run.

There is a special Takefu Damascus that has a VG-10 core and some interesting purpose to their layers.

We have a piece made with Hitachi Aogami super blue.

We have a few new special Carpenter steels.

We have a Takefu Cobalt special.

sal
Thanks, Sal! Those all sound great.

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Postby vaa » Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:22 pm

I can't wait for the Super Blue.
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Postby anti-torsion » Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:37 pm

This is amazing news!

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Postby Monkeywrangler » Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:41 pm

:drool:

I can wait...I have to, since I am cash-poor at the moment...
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Postby alexcue » Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:06 pm

oh wow, it's gonna get expensive again!!! LOL

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Postby Scottie3000 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:41 pm

alexcue wrote:oh wow, it's gonna get expensive again!!! LOL
I'm sure all of those will be about $19.99 ea :D

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Postby Scottie3000 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:45 pm

Thanks Sal for continuing the Mule Team project. It really shows your commitment to your faithful consumers/steel junkies. I don't know any company that has ever done such a thing.

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Postby The Deacon » Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:30 am

Am trying to see the logic of the Takefu VG-10 core Damascus in a Mule. Just seems like an expensive way to test VG-10.
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Postby FLYcrash » Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:36 am

Hi Paul, it may be an expensive conduit for VG-10, but it sure is nice...a VG-10 damascus is the basis for my Al Mar 8" chef's knife, which has been a lovely and functional performer in the kitchen.

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Postby kbuzbee » Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:17 am

Hey Sal, which of those would you expect to take the best polished edge??

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Postby sal » Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:33 am

Hi Ken,

Best?????? ;)

By best polished edge, I would assume you mean for "cut" rather than "look".

Honestly, I haven't a clue. That's why we do this. :D

I will admit that we have an "experimental" Carpenter steel that I'm really interested to test. Carpenter has been really good about making up some special steels based on my suggestions and lab testing has proven exceptional.

sal

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Postby kbuzbee » Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:04 am

sal wrote:Best?????? ;)
I knew the moment I wrote that ;)
sal wrote:By best polished edge, I would assume you mean for "cut" rather than "look".
Yes, I guess I'm asking about finest grain structure and a tendency to resist micro chipping... Something with extremely small carbides. Still hard but, if necessary, yielding some for a smaller, more uniform grain. I've been VERY impressed with the CPM-M4 and how it takes a polish. I love S90V but it doesn't "seem" to polish quite as well.
sal wrote:Honestly, I haven't a clue. That's why we do this. :D
Understood, but I'd guess you have expectations... Reasons you want to see how these particular steels perform in the "real(?)" world.
sal wrote:I will admit that we have an "experimental" Carpenter steel that I'm really interested to test. Carpenter has been really good about making up some special steels based on my suggestions and lab testing has proven exceptional.
What do you expect to see from it??

Thanks, as always, Sal!

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Postby cckw » Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:10 pm

I wish I had been on board from the first Mule. I stumbles across a Mule photo in January about 2 weeks before the 06 whatever35V blade. I did grab two of those and will get every model from now on. My plan is to always get 2, one to pimp out and one to use.

I don't care about the order of release, just so they are all cool!

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Postby butch » Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:14 pm

i have the first mule and wanted to get them all but $ can be sometimes better spent on tools for my shop i will hav eot go ahead and try and get a few of the upcomming ones tho as i have never had a chance to use many of the steels
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Postby defenestrate » Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:09 am

sal wrote: I will admit that we have an "experimental" Carpenter steel that I'm really interested to test. Carpenter has been really good about making up some special steels based on my suggestions and lab testing has proven exceptional.

sal

Now THAT is a steel I'd like to try out!
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Postby gac » Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:56 am

Sounds good.

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Postby N. Brian Huegel » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:14 am

Hi Sal:

"There is a special Takefu Damascus that has a VG-10 core and some interesting purpose to their layers."

Interesting purpose to their layers? Please illuminate.
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