mb1 wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:10 am
I thought Lance had virtually proven H1 to be rust proof in his extreme use (?). This is the first time I’ve ever seen a corrosion example. I mean I’ve seen the stuff attribute to contaminated grinding equipment.
Thanks a lot @Bloke.
I guess next you’re gonna tell me rabbits don’t lay eggs?
There are a lot of things that can go wrong with how the steel is made that can reduce the amount of free chromium locally, even in H1/LC200N (remember, they're not powder steels). What's rust proof on paper and for 99% of users, can rust on one unlucky fella without doing anything abusive.
At the end of the day LC200N has around.. 15% chromium? Which translates to 13-14% free chromium in the steel + N, Ni and Mo which also help. Yet approved marine stainless steels have double that, close to 26-28% chromium, and those can also rust under certain conditions.
Chlorine is a b-word lol, it shouldn't surprise anyone that these steels can corrode. A minimal amount of care should be taken as with all tools, but what happened to this Spydiechef user is NOT normal and it's definitely a problem if the steel appeared to rust so fast.