New Jersey Steel Baron (a small US knife steel distributor)
They Had brought the Metallurgist from Buderus Steel (German steel company, a part of the Bohler-Uddleholm)
Thomas Relp, who had delvolped Nitro V for New Jersey Steel Baron as a modification and upgrade from AEBL and previous Buderus Steel Nitro B. The composition also resembles 14c28n but a little more "kick".
Its really cool to see steels being made just for knives and for New Jersey Steel Baron to put on the seminar with the Metallurgist explaining the origin of the material, how it is made, it's purpose, and update to heat treatment with from feedback over the past year and a half.
What excited me was the high working hardness that could be achieved and the edge stability it can achieve.
The curves showed the ability for a 62-64 HRC with cryo and after 2 temepers.
It would be interesting to see a Spyderco in the steel.
Especially with a knife using the Nilakka geometry
Millet knives had done a run of TJ Schwartz's design on mass drop and report show that average folk enjoy the steel
It would be a great Sharpening steel that's easy to touch up and resist chipping despite being stainless and at higher hardeness thanks to the finer structures in the steel. It definitely won't be as wear resistant as s30v but the geometry can run lower and especially with a higher hardeness to resist the rolling at the edge.