LC200N origin?

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LC200N origin?

Postby BDNX » Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:43 pm

I think I saw this answered somewhere before and I don't remember where it was, but where is LC200N from? Is it an American steel, etc?

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Re: LC200N origin?

Postby Bodog » Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:35 am

Z knives says Zapp makes it in the US. I don't know how accurate that is, though.
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Re: LC200N origin?

Postby sal » Sun Oct 26, 2014 11:11 am

Hi BDNX,

Zapp is a distributor for the steel. The steel is produced in Europe.

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Re: LC200N origin?

Postby N. Brian Huegel » Sun Oct 26, 2014 11:54 am

http://www.zapp.com/fileadmin/download/ ... _09.13.pdf" target="_blank

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Re: LC200N origin?

Postby sal » Sun Oct 26, 2014 12:00 pm

Hi Brian,

Thanx for sharing the info. And thanx for the cholcolate :)

There is a long history to the steel. It was, as I understand the first Nitrogen steel. I first heard about it 15 years ago.

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Re: LC200N origin?

Postby Zenith » Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:50 am

LC200N is also known as Z-FiNit, aka Cronidur 30. Cronidur 30 I believe is the oldest between them with the patent chemical composition ranges given as:

Carbon 0.25 - 0.35
Silicon 0 - 1.00
Manganese 0 - 1.00
Chromium 14.00 - 16.00
Nickel 0 - 0.50
Molybdenum 0.85 - 1.10
Nitrogen 0.30 - 0.50

All three of those steels fall within those limits.

The interesting thing I found related to Cronidur 30 is a patent that uses it in watches and they obtain a hardness of HRC 63-65.

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Re: LC200N origin?

Postby Johnnie1801 » Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:55 am

sal wrote: There is a long history to the steel. It was, as I understand the first Nitrogen steel. I first heard about it 15 years ago.
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Hi Sal, I watched a video on youtube where Eric was talking about the Tusk and how you originally designed it back in the early 1980's however the production technology required to produce it was not available. When you heard about LC200N was that the inspiration you needed to get the Tusk into production or did you choose the steel for the knife after you knew that the technology was in place to make the knife?

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Re: LC200N origin?

Postby sal » Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:46 pm

Hi Jon,

Mostly it was corrosion resistant blade steels that we were waiting for.

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Re: LC200N origin?

Postby BDNX » Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:23 pm

Thanks Sal, everyone...must have missed that. I love my Tusk....carry it quite often!


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