Cambertree,Cambertree wrote: ↑Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:29 amI received mine!
Back when I was getting into the knife hobby more deeply, I did a fair bit of reading of John Verhoeven, Cliff Stamp, Roman Landes, and Sal of course - and others.
This is the resource I wish I’d had back then.
And I’m very glad we have it now.
I see it’s not the first time my volume has appeared on these pages, though!
Thank you brother - your kind and gracious gift is very much appreciated! Cool postcard too...
I’d also be keen to see Larrin do some research into the H1 SE questions that I’m sure many other members are also curious about.
Is SE H1 harder towards the edge, and if so, by how much?
If the steel in a finished blade exhibits a kind of ‘differential hardness’ due to rolling and machining, then what hardnesses and difference in microstructure are displayed from spine to edge?
How does SE H1 compare to other steels in CATRA testing, like VG10, GIn-1, MBS26, CTS-BD1N and S30V, when they are ground identically?
Is there any difference at all in SE H1 edge apex hardness after the knife has been extensively used and sharpened?
If I recall right, Sal may have mentioned that they have some H1 in Golden to make Autonomys with, and he could be open to sending a piece to Larrin for testing?
I am glad you have the book now-- and i can imagine it sure would have been nice to have it earlier!
We're all just fortunate to have Larrin participating and producing work like this! Of course the previous work by Landes, Verhoeven, Stamp... and so many others has been huge too. I need to backfill some of my knowledge gaps!
I-- along with a bunch of others-- would be enthused to see some further testing and analysis of H1! What the heck is going on with that mystery metal. It isn't even steel, right (not containing carbon)? Just some bizarre iron alloy?
As i wrote on the card, you will have to come visit and see the Olympic Mountains and elk for yourself some day.