jpm2 wrote: ↑Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:07 pm35 years ago, I worked at a place that had many sets of metal rolls that measured 55"D x 80"L, and 35"D x 80"L. They were all certified at 72 HRC. Wish I had paid attention to the alloy and maker, but the only thing that jumped out reading the cert was the hardness.
Chris_P_Bacon wrote: ↑Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:30 pmlol That's the beauty of it, there is no bar stock in the traditional sense. They can 3d a rough blade easily enough though, for a fee.
But, I know you were just razzin' me.
Chris_P_Bacon wrote: ↑Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:30 pmvid says "any shape", so barstock is possible, but they could cut out the rough blade, and rough the angle. Saving you a pile of belts.
Well spoken Sir, preach it brutha!SpyderEdgeForever wrote: ↑Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:28 pmLike you, Chris, I believe 3d printing and its more advanced variations, as time goes on, will prove to the skeptics to yield all that conventional steel-making gives us, as well as new properties that fundamentally change the way things are in the materials world. I am also very glad that Sal, Eric, and others at Spyderco are keen to stay on the cutting edge of these developments.
Thank you again for this new information.
Agreed, just wanted to say.
There is a new generation of brilliant minds working towards building the future of high performance knife steels. One of the leaders of that charge is Larrin. I feel we forget that he is not just another knife guy writing articles, he is actually a full blown professional Metallurgist and is very talented one as well. It will be facinating to watch things evolve in the next few years.Chris_P_Bacon wrote: ↑Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:39 pmAgreed, just wanted to say.
CPM S35VN was one of the only steels designed specifically for cutting blades/knives. But isn't wildly different than S30V (which everyone knows).
Till now, so was great seeing V290. Instantly grabbed my attention.