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Blade Hardness

Dec 16, 2000
I checked the blade hardness on several of my knives on an industrial hardness tester. Here are the results. Each blade was checked twice (3 times on the LCC) to verify the readings. The knives had to be dis-assembled and the hardness was checked near the pivots of each blade, so when the knives were reassembled, the dimples formed by checking the hardness wouldn't be visible.

BM 710SBT ATS-34 59 R/C
BM 721S ATS-34 59 R/C
GT Manual ATS-34 60 R/C
BM 940BT 154CM 60 R/C
MT LCC 154CM 61.5 R/C