Great summary.Deadboxhero wrote: ↑Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:44 amRex 121 will out cut both.
15v and Maxamet could be more competitive with each other depending on the hardeness and how they are sharpened and tested.
Maxamet runs harder than 15v.
15v can get close to Maxamet's hardness.
15v had more Vanadium carbide and slightly more volume.
Maxamet is mixed with softer M6C tungsten Molybdenum carbide to peak its total volume just under 15v but has some attributes to keep the matrix harder.
2.15v with custom HT
3.15v industry standard HT from data sheet.
It's both complex and simple.
If the matrix is harder it holds the Carbides better and resists wear better in controlled testing.
I liked the 15v a lot because it's finer structured than Rex 121 and has harder Carbides than Maxamet.
aaronkb wrote: ↑Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:33 pmI read over the entire thread about a week ago, but I don’t recall whether this was stated or I just assumed - can anyone with a better memory than my own remind me whether this will be a folder or a fixed blade, so that I don’t have to read through the entire thing again?