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Photos Impofu ...... The beauty of the beast

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by James Longstreet, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. ti lock

    ti lock

    191
    Jul 20, 2013
    i am still waiting on my knife... I would NOT recommend this crk dealer where I found the knife at....
     
  2. ti lock

    ti lock

    191
    Jul 20, 2013
    my impofu finally arrived today... and wow, it is indeed a beast....
     
  3. bhyde

    bhyde UNNECESSARY EVIL Staff Member Super Mod Moderator Platinum Member

    Mar 19, 2002
    Where's the pics?

    :D
     
  4. ti lock

    ti lock

    191
    Jul 20, 2013
    I will try to post some pics later..... I was lucky to find the knife but there are a few minor marks in the cerakote probably from the dealer showing the knife to customers but it will not be a safe queen if I should decide to keep it for my personal use.
     
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  5. ti lock

    ti lock

    191
    Jul 20, 2013
    is CPM 3V considered to be a stainless steel?
     
  6. peterbright

    peterbright Platinum Member Platinum Member

    648
    Jul 29, 2016
    CPM 3V is a high toughness, wear-resistant tool steel made by the Crucible Particle Metallurgy process. It is designed to provide maximum resistance to breakage and chipping in a high wear-resistance steel. It offers impact resistance greater than A2, D2, Cru-Wear, or CPM M4, approaching the levels provided by S7 and other shock resistant grades. CPM 3V is intended to be used at 58/60 HRC in applications where chronic breakage and chipping are encountered in other tool steels, but where the wear properties of a high alloy steel are required.
     
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  7. TC

    TC

    50
    Dec 8, 1998
    I have a number of knives in CPM 3V and none of them has ever had even a speck of rust. But as with all my knives, I wipe them down after use and apply a thin coat of oil (Ballistol) for storage. Don't store a knife in a leather sheath for long periods. Of course, if you try hard enough, you can make any steel rust.
     
  8. ti lock

    ti lock

    191
    Jul 20, 2013
    CRK referred to it as stainless when they introduced the impofu on their website... other reviews have referred to it as semi stainless... Thanks for the tip on the ballistol... i will get some
     

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