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Blade steel: ten things you need to know
Blade steel: ten things you need to know
Posted June 24, 2013 in Gear, Knives by Tony Sculimbrene with No Comments

Blade steel is the heart of any good knife, and yet for a lot of folks, wading in to metallurgy is not a fun or profitable venture. For steel junkies, blade steel is the very reason to buy a knife, but for the rest of us, it’s all just an alphabet soup of terms. What do you really need to know? Here are the ten most important facts:
das, proud to be a member of since Sep 2012.
Couldn't think of much to say to this article other than it was very informative and to the point enough that my ADD didn't take me elsewhere halfway through. I do have an interest in knives but I don't geek out over it quite the way I do with firearms and can never seem to make it all the way through reading about metal quality.
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That was probably the best, most concise article on blade steel I've read, and I've read tons of them. I wrote my own that I posted here and on PAZRT, but that was much simpler to follow.

I especially like that it discussed tempering and blade profiles, two things a lot of guys are ignorant about. You can have the most state of the art, cutting edge steel, but one shitty heat treatment will make the knife worthless. Blade profiles will also determine how much use you get out of a knife.
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Im happy I finally posted something interesting!Smile
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