I would like to ask if there is any interest in a future Mule Team, or perhaps other knife models, in CPM REX 121 tool steel.
Please refer to the link for Crucible's Data Sheet for REX 121:
https://www.crucible.com/eselector/prod ... pm121.html
A few quotes from Crucible:
"CPM REX 121 is a high vanadium cobalt bearing tool steel designed to offer a combination of the highest wear resistance, attainable hardness ..."
"Its superior wear resistance (due to the high vanadium content) helps maintain a sharp cutting edge ....."
"CPM REX 121 also bridges the performance gap between high alloy tool steels and carbide materials."
"Wear Resistance (depends on application and hardness) approximately 50%-100% better than T15, CPM REX 76 or CPM 10V."
"Toughness (depending on heat treatment) approximately comparable to CPM 15V, CPM REX 76 at maximum hardness, or conventional T15."
REX 121 has a high percentage of Carbon 3.4%, Molybdenum 5.0%, and Vanadium 9.5%.
It also has high percentages of Tungsten and Cobalt that contribute to hot hardness. Not greatly important in a knife blade, but also not objectionable.
So, my question is: Would anyone else besides myself be interested in trying CPM REX 121 in a future Mule, or other knife model?
This could be a possibility if there is sufficient interest. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts.