3V is some SERIOUS steel! (video)

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Heartland_edc, May 14, 2016.

  1. Heartland_edc


    May 4, 2015
    So this last Thursday, I binge watched a ton of knife stuff on YouTube, and I came across this video on 3V steel testing. All I have to say is, ho-ly-crap. I had NO idea how amazing this steel was. I know a lot of it depends on the heat treat and blade geometry, but the fact that it's capable of this kind of abuse is stunning. I've seen other "super" steels do some amazing stuff, but honestly, I've never seen anything like this. Also, I've never heard of Miller Bros Blades. Seems like they make some kick-ass fixed blades! Take a look! Just wanted to share with everyone :D

    Last edited: May 14, 2016
  2. palonej

    palonej Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 5, 2015
    That stuff is no joke!! Dam!!
  3. Darrin Sanders

    Darrin Sanders Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 6, 2009
    Not that big of a deal. Its simply a matter of geometry. That is basically a parlor trick. What they tested there is one of todays popular sharpened pry-bars. If you used the same size stock and geometry you could do the exact same thing with plain old 5160. That thing is much closer to a cold chisel than a usable knife.
    Why anyone would need a knife shaped object that can do any of those things is beyond me.
  4. sharp thoughts

    sharp thoughts Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 24, 2000
    I absolutely agree 100%
  5. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 14, 2015
    how about that, now we got batoning steel
  6. JR88FAN


    May 5, 2013
    3V is hands down, at almost any geometry, as close to a perfect steel as I have used.

    (This is my opinion based on my experience and what I like in a steel)

    Wish there was more of it out there....
  7. mete


    Jun 10, 2003
    Now more abusers will join the Batoning Club .Don't bring your broken blade to me and asked " what happened ? "
  8. shqxk


    Mar 26, 2012
    Most hardened knife steel can do the same with that kind of geometry.
  9. shqxk


    Mar 26, 2012
    Cutting nail, steel sheet or any impractical material are basically proof nothing.

    If you want to show off the true performance of your steel choice/ heat treat, try make hardcore chopper with very thin geometry like most cutting competition blade and chop 2x4 with it.
  10. Ankerson

    Ankerson Knife and Computer Geek Platinum Member

    Nov 2, 2002

    OH LORD help me..... ROFL
  11. Heartland_edc


    May 4, 2015
    What really impressed me was the condition of the edge and tip after they did it. Not to mention how the steel sprung back to position after they hung 1000 lbs from the handle. I've seen a lot of test videos. Never anything like this.
  12. Krav

    Krav Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 6, 2013
    It would of been impressive if he batoned straight through the vice. I like 3 V.
  13. Heartland_edc


    May 4, 2015
    Haha I agree! That would be impressive!
  14. DeadboxHero

    DeadboxHero Triple B Handmade, Custom Knives Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 22, 2014

    This is more impressive

    A thin piece if silver steel at high hardess with a bomber heat treatment no parlor tricks here

    He flexs the edge on a vice, batons a nail and a piece of mild steel

    This is the holy grail of strength and toughness, With a great cutting geometry.

    Remember it not just about the steel and the geometry.

    An awesome heat treatment can really push the performance
  15. MaximIsayev


    Dec 17, 2014
    Wow, that is pretty impressive. According to the comments, that's the steel he's using:
  16. DeadboxHero

    DeadboxHero Triple B Handmade, Custom Knives Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 22, 2014
  17. DeadboxHero

    DeadboxHero Triple B Handmade, Custom Knives Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 22, 2014

    Whoa, 3v on a thin blade :thumbup:
  18. Wowbagger

    Wowbagger Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 20, 2015


    I knew there was some craftsmanship still left in the world out there some where.
    Looks like you found it !

    Thank you for posting that.
    I better start savin' up.
  19. Joshua J.

    Joshua J.

    Feb 27, 2005
    Everything posted in this thread is a simple demonstration of geometry and hardness. Any decent steel will do. I can use an OLFA blade to shave slivers off of hardened 154CM, it's just basic physics.
  20. sirupatespecial


    Oct 16, 2013
    So, all steels are the same then?

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