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Damascus EDC, the start of a journey.

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by kidcongo, Aug 23, 2017.

  1. bhyde

    bhyde UNNECESSARY EVIL Staff Member Super Mod Moderator Platinum Member

    Mar 19, 2002
    304 is part of the 300 series of stainless steels- Not sure how they use it to be honest. (in the knife world as a damascus component.)
    It's definitely one of the ones I really don't enjoy milling all that much..Pretty tough stuff.
    When you say it's worse than 400 series stainless, I would probably need to know what way it's worse?
    From an engineering standpoint, they all have their uses. The 300 series are great for corrosion resistance- better than the 400 series
    304 is used in alot of chemical and food service applications, so it's pretty good stuff..but like I said, I don't care much for machining it.
     
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  2. Lapedog

    Lapedog

    Dec 7, 2016
    I meant worse as in steel that would typically be used for a knife. I am aware that 304 is highly corrosion resistant and tough, even more so than 400 series stainless, just wondering about it as a blade steel. I always assumed the edgeholding and abrasion resistance would be too bad for anything but buget dive knives.

    I guess I was wrong?
     
  3. bhyde

    bhyde UNNECESSARY EVIL Staff Member Super Mod Moderator Platinum Member

    Mar 19, 2002
    lol..Good question- High chromium content on it..for sure, but I don't really think it hardens very well.
    The properties sheet on it says that there can be some hardening through cold working it, so maybe that's the secret.
    I know that if you don't push it with drills (can't play with it) and take a cut, it will hold onto the drill for you- Usually stuck in the hole and scrapping the part.
    Titanium is the same way though..
     
  4. WValtakis

    WValtakis Gold Member Gold Member

    May 29, 2004
    Maybe @DevinT could give us a quick rundown of the Stainless Damascus Chris Reeve used?

    ~Chip
     
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  5. kidcongo

    kidcongo Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 12, 2013
    Very Nice. What a score.
     
  6. WValtakis

    WValtakis Gold Member Gold Member

    May 29, 2004
    Cut up a bunch of chicken-apple sausage hot off the grill on Friday, and broke down a couple Amazon boxes into 6"x10" pieces today with the Mnandi. No visible scratches, and was cleanly slicing the cardboard to the end (sometimes double layers). Three or four strops on each side with gray compound and popping hairs again :D

    Wearing my grandfather's watch today, these seemed to match it nicely :)

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    ~Chip
     
  7. WValtakis

    WValtakis Gold Member Gold Member

    May 29, 2004
    Not exactly hard use, but satisfying nonetheless ;)

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    ~Chip
     
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  8. WValtakis

    WValtakis Gold Member Gold Member

    May 29, 2004
    Not letting this thread die ;)

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    ~Chip
     
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  9. socom1970

    socom1970 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 24, 2015
    I'm glad for this thread. I have a few damascus CRK's that I EDC.
    I love seeing Damascus users!!! :)
     
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  10. WValtakis

    WValtakis Gold Member Gold Member

    May 29, 2004
    Pics or it didn't happen:p

    ~Chip
     
  11. socom1970

    socom1970 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 24, 2015
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  12. 0men

    0men Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 21, 2007
    Photobucket has decided they don't want anyone to use their services. Give imgur a try.
     
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  13. WValtakis

    WValtakis Gold Member Gold Member

    May 29, 2004
    Or add "~original" after xxxx.jpg in the image link from Photobucket.
    (blahblahblah/xxx.jpg~original)

    ~Chip
     
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  14. socom1970

    socom1970 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 24, 2015
    The ~original thing works great. Thanks!
     

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