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    just curious what companies use L6 steel. (already know about Svord btw )

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    Hanwei has a couple of L6 bainite katanas.


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    I think gransfors bruks uses L6 for their axes.

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    I think most companies avoid L6 because it's so rust prone. Too many laypersons will view a company negatively for something like that.


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    You might wanna check L6 equivalents as well. It has plenty of other names and often makers use alloys with proprietary name or in foreign countries using local standards.
    Here - L6 steel and equivalents.

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    I had heard that Svord uses L6, or an equivalent steel, for a lot of their knives. I do not know for sure, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorito Monk View Post
    I had heard that Svord uses L6, or an equivalent steel, for a lot of their knives. I do not know for sure, though.
    They do. And the OP mentioned that he was already aware of them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by FortyTwoBlades View Post
    They do. And the OP mentioned that he was already aware of them.
    Hurrdurr, didn't even notice.

    I'll just sit in the corner now and try not to say anything else daft.

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    The original Gerber Mark II and Mark i were made from L6 up until around 80-81.

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    Eight Dollar Mountain Foundry used L6 in their knives. I've got a 10" Smatchet from EDMF that's a beast. I love L6, especially for tree-beaters, but it will rust fast in the right environment.

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    A Little of topic. David Farmer a knifemaker on the Fixed Blades fs quite often uses L6 on his knives. Very resonable prices on his fb IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FortyTwoBlades View Post
    Hanwei has a couple of L6 bainite katanas.

    L6 makes for some really good Sword Blades...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ankerson View Post
    L6 makes for some really good Sword Blades...
    It sure do,s...when i made this blade i tried my hardest to bend or snap this sword...im not into wallhangers...it just bounced back to dead straight, but as stated it will rust in a heartbeat...FES


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    Quote Originally Posted by festerfromnzed View Post
    It sure do,s...when i made this blade i tried my hardest to bend or snap this sword...im not into wallhangers...it just bounced back to dead straight, but as stated it will rust in a heartbeat...FES


    Nice.

    I saw a photo of a guy that bent an L6 Katana blade into a circle and it went back straight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdm61 View Post
    The original Gerber Mark II and Mark i were made from L6 up until around 80-81.
    Ayup....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ankerson View Post
    Nice.

    I saw a photo of a guy that bent an L6 Katana blade into a circle and it went back straight.
    Thank you for your comment....My sword is 1/4 inch thick....with my full bodyweight (80 kilos) im lucky if i can get 1/2 inch flex out of it....it is very tough stuff IMO...... FES

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    My Dave Farmer knife is also L6...full convex=wicked slicer. FES


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ankerson View Post
    L6 makes for some really good Sword Blades...
    Oh hells yes it does! I just get the feeling that wasn't what the OP was looking for.


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    Quote Originally Posted by FortyTwoBlades View Post
    Oh hells yes it does! I just get the feeling that wasn't what the OP was looking for.
    yea, just looking for some more knives.

    also my Peasant isnt haveing any rust trouble after i forced the patina. i havent oiled it or anything and its rust free :P. so im not too worried about rust.

    also how much can one expect to pay for a knife by David Farmer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGoldenWalrus View Post
    yea, just looking for some more knives.

    also my Peasant isnt haveing any rust trouble after i forced the patina. i havent oiled it or anything and its rust free :P. so im not too worried about rust.

    also how much can one expect to pay for a knife by David Farmer?
    I got my Farmer knife in a trade,but i have seen his knives for sale in the fixed blades exchange..Exceptional value for money........FES

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