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Postby psimonl » Tue May 18, 2010 8:41 pm

sal wrote:Hi Ken,

We're currently trying to make kitchen knives in China with 8Cr13 steel.

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I do enjoy 8Cr13 steel and kitchen knive....

How about a REAL 8 Inches chef knife????!!

My 5 years old Sanelli is due for retirment!!! ;)

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Postby JNewell » Wed May 19, 2010 5:28 am

I don't either - I wish I had more free time. I've got a backlog of bare steel... :(

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Postby RedRunner » Wed May 19, 2010 7:22 am

The Deacon wrote: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.
Perhaps it will be a hammered steel, similar to the new Shun kitchen knives introduced recently. Would look quite nice. I'm very interested in whatever Spyderco does in a damascus. I expect it will be a knife appealing to the eye - a good show piece. And since it's Spyderco, it will be quality too.

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Postby dsmegst » Wed May 19, 2010 8:30 am

Hector Castro wrote:I put a handle on the last mule I own, I want another great piece of steel to put some handles on. Who can blame a guy?
I've still got 4 more to go. I'm still not sure if I want to try my hand at the ZDP mule. I'll probably leave that one alone until I get more confident. I've been using your pictured mules as inspiration. And now that I've practiced on a couple of 9Cr mules, I'm ready to start on the others.

Heck, I can even send you a mule or two to hold you over. I won't even charge your for the service. :p

But all kidding aside, I admire your work.
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Postby JNewell » Wed May 19, 2010 11:01 am

dsmegst wrote:I've still got 4 more to go. I'm still not sure if I want to try my hand at the ZDP mule. I'll probably leave that one alone until I get more confident. I've been using your pictured mules as inspiration. And now that I've practiced on a couple of 9Cr mules, I'm ready to start on the others.

Heck, I can even send you a mule or two to hold you over. I won't even charge your for the service. :p

But all kidding aside, I admire your work.
The ZDP seems like a particularly likely suspect for the Halpern Titanium pre-made scales for the reasons we're all aware of?

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Postby swanseajack » Wed May 19, 2010 2:19 pm

Does anyone think a Coticule would be a good hone for one of these carbon steel mules?
Have you tried one Sal?

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Postby dsmegst » Sat May 22, 2010 10:36 pm

JNewell wrote:The ZDP seems like a particularly likely suspect for the Halpern Titanium pre-made scales for the reasons we're all aware of?
That's very true. I'm thinking that another pair of removable scales would be good for it. I'll use my last 9Cr mule as the template. Good idea.
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Postby Hector Castro » Sun May 23, 2010 1:53 pm

swanseajack wrote:Does anyone think a Coticule would be a good hone for one of these carbon steel mules?
Have you tried one Sal?
Coticule= Sharpening wet stone, right? This is the first I have heard of them, do they work well for other knives?



Any updates on the Next Mule Release?

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Postby billy blade » Sun May 23, 2010 4:22 pm

I have all the mules except for the ZDP. I was out of the loop for awhile on the posts concerning it and did not get one purchased. Could someone fill me in on the issues with this mule.

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Postby dsmegst » Sun May 23, 2010 9:02 pm

billy blade wrote:I have all the mules except for the ZDP. I was out of the loop for awhile on the posts concerning it and did not get one purchased. Could someone fill me in on the issues with this mule.
The short answer is that some of the ZDP mules were cracking or breaking while being scaled. Original thought was that the heat treat was off and it was too brittle for a fixed blade.

Sal pulled them from the online store and the plan was to re-temper them. After further research, they found that the ZDP Mule alloy was different than the normal production ZDP steel. Re-tempering would not work and they were permanently removed with no word on what becomes of the leftover Mules.

I still have one of the ZDP Mules and expressing my nervousness at attempting to scale it. :p
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Postby Hector Castro » Sun May 23, 2010 9:18 pm

Shucks, I thought someone updated this with release information...... Sal ? hint hint!

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Maybe just a little hint!!!

Postby billy blade » Mon May 24, 2010 4:08 pm

I'm trying to be as patient as possiable on these knives being released. However, I find myself feeling like a 6 year old on December 24th :D

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Postby RevDevil » Mon May 24, 2010 7:28 pm

I've already got the shakes man....

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Postby ABX2011 » Mon May 24, 2010 8:11 pm

I wish more info had been provided re the ZDP mule. Are we to assume that the chemistry is off on these blades so that it's not really correct to call them ZDP-189? It's some mystery steel that resulted from an error?

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Postby Hector Castro » Tue May 25, 2010 6:34 pm

RevDevil wrote:I've already got the shakes man....

I am very concerned about what is going on over at Spyderco right now. Maybe the person heading up the Mule Team program has been kidnapped. This is the only reason I can think that the program has been help up so long.

If you are the culprit in holding the Mule Team Captain hostage, please release him. The Steel Afi's here will gladly support your psychiatric treatment so we can have our next run of Mules. :D

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Postby RevDevil » Tue May 25, 2010 6:51 pm

Hector Castro wrote:I am very concerned about what is going on over at Spyderco right now. Maybe the person heading up the Mule Team program has been kidnapped. This is the only reason I can think that the program has been help up so long.

If you are the culprit in holding the Mule Team Captain hostage, please release him. The Steel Afi's here will gladly support your psychiatric treatment so we can have our next run of Mules. :D
My, my, my.... You are attempting to use a bit of the old reverse psychology ehh? Could the current Mule Team Project Manager be locked inside a room with no windows say in...I don't know...DFW? Hmmmm??? :p

If you really need some steel - I guess I can send you one of my S35VN mules and you could scale it for me? I've seen your work...you are NOT human are you? lolz

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Postby Hector Castro » Fri May 28, 2010 3:50 pm

Am I hearing voices? Did someone say "Mule" oh I'm sorry. it was Perrin PPT

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Postby JNewell » Fri May 28, 2010 5:37 pm

Clear the building, Hector is about to go postal... ;)

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Postby ChapmanPreferred » Fri May 28, 2010 6:03 pm

I'm also greatly anticipating whatever Mule comes out next.
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Postby Hector Castro » Fri May 28, 2010 7:20 pm

JNewell wrote:Clear the building, Hector is about to go postal... ;)
LOL :eek:

Not sure if anyone can tell, I am patiently awaiting the release of the next Mule. Maybe patiently is a term used loosely..... there I go, talking to myself again! :D


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