TomAiello wrote: ↑
Wed May 30, 2018 4:41 pm
dj moonbat wrote: ↑
Wed May 30, 2018 1:49 pm
blendergasket wrote: ↑
Wed May 30, 2018 1:37 pm
So, my understanding is this would be similar to M4?
Plus a trailerload of cobalt.
Is there any real world feedback on what difference the cobalt makes?
It can do alot depending on how Spyderco decided to HT it.
Cobalt can increase the tempering resistance
Which means the steel can "squeeze out" more tungsten carbides when tempering at high temperatures without the martensite "shrinking"
This keeps the steel hard at higher tempering and also keeps the carbides from getting too large.
That's why steel like Maxamet and hap40 have very high HRC when tempered.
This can mean Crispy, crispy edges.
Larrin Thomas covers this in great detail on his site
Read more here
http://knifesteelnerds.com/2018/05/14/w ... -in-vg-10/
Support him if you can, it's a unique site operated by a metallugist and the articles are well researched, sourced and are focused on how metallurgy relates to knives rather then screws, bolts, springs and structures.
I've been loving the site.