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Crucible and Niagara

Postby sal » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:44 pm

We just spent a few days with Crucible foundry watching them pour CPM steels. Great info. Also spent some time with Niagara Specialty Metals which does the rolling. Also great stuff. I'd like to take my hat off to these folks. They make great steel and roll to tight tolerances. They have a great crew that works really hard every day. Certainly worth our appreciation.

We discussed many new grades for the future. Exciting stuff. I'll try to get Kate or Kristi to post some pics.

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Re: Crucible and Niagara

Postby Skidoosh » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:00 pm

This sounds awesome, Sal. Looking forward to pics (any video?)

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Re: Crucible and Niagara

Postby Mattysc42 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:08 pm

Awesome! Sounds like a bit of a holy land for steel nerds. Pictures would be great :D .
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Re: Crucible and Niagara

Postby TkoK83Spy » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:10 pm

Sal, does that mean you were in Syracuse, NY?? Literally 5 minutes away from where I work!?
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Re: Crucible and Niagara

Postby Ankerson » Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:37 pm

Great Info. :)

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Re: Crucible and Niagara

Postby Haunted House » Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:20 pm

Cool! I’d love to visit a foundry like Crucible.
Looking forward to pics, and especially looking forward to what’s coming in the future!
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Postby Doc Dan » Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:35 am

I’d love to see some YouTube videos of those visits.
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Re: Crucible and Niagara

Postby archangel » Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:01 am

Cool! Does "new grades" mean new steels, or upgraded (improved} qualities of existing steels / compositions?
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Re: Crucible and Niagara

Postby The Mastiff » Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:12 am

The guy I talked to at Niagara ( can't remember his name anymore) was a really great guy to talk to.Helpful and knowledgeable and good at answering questions. From a practical perspective if it wasn't for them rolling all these steels we like so well into knife thickness and selling small to medium amounts for knifemaking our hobby would look nothing like it does now. Got to appreciate what they do!

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Re: Crucible and Niagara

Postby sok » Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:23 am

Awesome. I bet they had a hard time keeping you behind the yellow line.

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Re: Crucible and Niagara

Postby JD Spydo » Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:09 am

Sal you've actually spoiled us afis with such a wide array of great specialty steels for your awesome knife designs. And believe me we all really appreciate it. It's putting many American knife companies in a real competitive scenario which will ultimate produce super high quality hardware across the board IMO.

As these steel companies gain more knowledge on heat treatments and quenching methods it's going to be very interesting to see what the next advancements in the field are going to be like. Right now Spyderco's main line "user" steels like VG-10, S35V are better than most company's top of the line units. Keep up the great work because we really appreciate it and I see your fan base just getting bigger as time goes forward.

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Re: Crucible and Niagara

Postby Woodpuppy » Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:59 am

Very cool! I’d love to see pics.
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Re: Crucible and Niagara

Postby JonLeBlanc » Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:56 am

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Re: Crucible and Niagara

Postby Larrin » Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:25 pm

Crucible and Niagara are great. Looking forward to new grades. Wish we could hear more.
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Re: Crucible and Niagara

Postby Naperville » Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:33 pm

YES! Excellent info. Thanks all around to everyone involved.
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Re: Crucible and Niagara

Postby curlyhairedboy » Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:43 pm

Always happy to see the close relationship between Spyderco and new steel/process developers!
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Re: Crucible and Niagara

Postby ZrowsN1s » Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:07 pm

Can't wait to hear about the new grades :D
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Re: Crucible and Niagara

Postby p_atrick » Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:14 pm

Steel CQI?

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Re: Crucible and Niagara

Postby jpm2 » Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:24 pm

I'm surprised Crucible doesn't have their own rolling mill, or do they and just not roll out to desired specs?

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Re: Crucible and Niagara

Postby sal » Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:27 pm

Hi Larrin,

I'm sure you'll hear more soon.

Yup. steel CQI.

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