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3V is some SERIOUS steel! (video)

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

  1. bdmicarta


    Feb 16, 2012
    I was impressed by hammering the blade several inches into soft steel, even though I know that it should work. But hanging the weight off of the handle didn't seem that unusual. I calculated the approximate maximum bending stress in the blade and it was about what I would expect most hardened steels to handle. And the point of maximum bending stress was at a point in the blade where there weren't any discontinuities or holes or notches so the increased toughness of 3V wasn't a factor. If you look carefully at the test they hung the chain relatively close to the end of their support. It would have been a better test if they had hung the chain closer to the butt end of the handle.
  2. Heartland_edc


    May 4, 2015
    hey man it's cool. nobody is angry here :/
  3. Darrin Sanders

    Darrin Sanders Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 6, 2009
    I hear ya buddy, no anger here either. Black & white letters on a computer sceen don't allow us to convey any emotion in our statements. I believe that's why a lot of these threads go south when the same threads held in a face to face conversation would be all laughs fun discussion. If I can ever help you with anything, just let me know.
  4. HSC ///

    HSC /// KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 7, 2012
    hey Shawn, actually this Field knife is 3/16" thick, I like to consider <1/8" as a thin knife.
    The Carothers field knife is however properly sharpened and will push cut paper as delivered.

    You are an accomplished tester, you know that a thin slice of tomato easily moves "out of the way", just like paper does. :)
    I just got one of these and will do some testing on it and attempt to see the practical use of 3v


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