MT15P – Mule Team Fixed Blade featuring CTS B75P

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Postby sal » Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:45 pm

That's why we go through all this "fuss & bother". ;)

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Postby Fancier » Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:58 pm

Do we know the target hardness or have any test results?

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Postby Ferris Wheels » Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:19 pm

Fancier wrote:Do we know the target hardness or have any test results?
I too would very interested in the target Rockwell hardness.
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Postby sal » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:55 pm

Target was 62/63. Mine Rc'd at 62.5.

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Postby Ankerson » Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:47 pm

sal wrote:Target was 62/63. Mine Rc'd at 62.5.

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Hi Sal,

It should do very well in that range. :)

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Postby Fancier » Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:10 pm

You've just made it that much sweeter. Thanks!

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Postby The Mastiff » Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:47 am

Yes, that should be a real performer at that hardness. I expect a great deal from this steel. I definitely would like to see it in a folder when Spyderco gets some production time available. First choice is P2, but I'll take any that come out.

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Postby Kohbanang » Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:22 am

I would also like to see a folder with this steel.There are some noise in past for a Manix 2 sprint before they change to CTS-BD30P.
I like my BG Military a lot,would also like a Para :-)

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Postby JNewell » Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:55 am

Yeow, great stuff! :spyder: Thanks as always!
sal wrote:Target was 62/63. Mine Rc'd at 62.5.

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Postby JLS » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:02 am

sal wrote:Target was 62/63. Mine Rc'd at 62.5.

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Sounds fantastic. Thank you for putting the extra time into this project to really showcase each steel. Never had any BG-42, but with a powdered version of it featuring your heat treat, I think I should be just fine.
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Postby JNewell » Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:47 pm

JLS wrote:Sounds fantastic. Thank you for putting the extra time into this project to really showcase each steel. Never had any BG-42, but with a powdered version of it featuring your heat treat, I think I should be just fine.
I have a mid-90s Regular Sebenza that is supposed to be in that range. I know I have "better" blades, but it's hard to notice in real life. This one should be a treat.

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Postby angusW » Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:33 pm

I've never used BG-42 before so this will be fun to try out.

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Postby mcjhrobinson » Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:43 am

sal wrote:That's why we go through all this "fuss & bother". ;)

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sal, you must watch alot of Thomas the Tank Engine! (my kids love him)

hopefully ill get one at the SFO this or next weekend.
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Postby JLS » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:41 am

JNewell wrote:I have a mid-90s Regular Sebenza that is supposed to be in that range. I know I have "better" blades, but it's hard to notice in real life. This one should be a treat.
Sebenza's were the first knives that I saw offered in BG-42. I'm quite sure it was available before then, but that's when I took notice. I seem to remember some people questioning the move from BG-42 to S30V and then S35VN.

CTS B75P doesn't look like a monster steel with regard to alloy content, but at the expected hardness, it should still be impressive. It's a relatively simple steel with a decent amount of Molybdenum and a little Vanadium. I would imagine due to the chemistry and the powder metallurgy process that it should be relatively fine grained as well. Corrosion resistance should be good and I expect it to be relatively easy to sharpen.

I keep coming back to some of the Mules as favorites and they're not always the "best" steels with regard to edge holding. My 52100 is one of my favorites, largely because it takes a very nice edge with little effort. I have very high hopes that this will be another favorite. Hmmm...now, what do I want for scales?
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Postby Kohbanang » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:21 am

I am in for 2 :-)
Nice to see how it works with that range of ~62,5 Rc

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Postby xceptnl » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:52 am

I'm in for one and some replacement pocket clips from the SFO. Thanks for all the friendly customer service.
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Postby JLS » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:53 am

They're going quick this morning. 221 left when I just ordered.

The only other Mule available right now is the Cruwear and they're only 26 of them.
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Postby Invective » Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:03 pm

Well, I tried to hold off on buying one for as long as I could. Meaning I woke up around 9:30 and had the order completed by 10:30. I apparently have the will-power of a kid in a candy shop. Oh well, no regrets!

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Postby sal » Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:13 pm

BG-42, like 52100 is a ball bearing steel. The VIM VAR process really helped the BG performance, beyond its numbers.

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Postby Ankerson » Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:18 pm

sal wrote:BG-42, like 52100 is a ball bearing steel. The VIM VAR process really helped the BG performance, beyond its numbers.

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Kinda like some of the other Carpenter steels..... With CTS-XHP on my mind. :D


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