JS_KnifeNerd wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:30 pm
Hey, it's JS_KnifeNerd
Would someone kindly teach me about these steels? I would always like to know more about more steels and this sounds like a good learning opportunity. Thank you!!!
Hey JS. Sorry if this reply took a long time. I only just saw it.
So V TOKU2 is a pretty simple fine grain high-carbon steel.
It's typically used in some kitchen knives over there
It may be a Japanese produced steel but i know they get the ore from a particular mine in Sweden.
I'm by no means a metal expert but it's somewhat similar to 52100 in composition. The big difference is it has tungsten in it instead of chromium (i think?) Which produces tungsten carbides.
I'd you want to know more i would actually suggest checking out one of our own forums members BIG BROWN BEAR on YouTube. He has a geek-out discussing the composition of the metal and also a demonstration or two of one in hand. I subscribed myself a little bit ago.
Hope some of this helps
I love my dragonfly in it and hope it isn't just a one and done story for Spyderco