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Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by ShannonSteelLabs, Jan 28, 2019.
...sounds like you're enjoying yourself... GOOD for you, friend.
Progress on the prototype
David....A hair over 20.
Akcir, thanks for the confirmation. I got another one in that's ~20 degrees as well.
Some interesting steels you have going! I really need to get some Vanax in my life.
Shipment came in last night!
Vanax, a double!!!
And I need to order more 0.080 vanax for another thin slicer. Full convex! Seems like I'm not the only one with a steel problem! Haha
More pics as finished.
Nice work!!!! That thing looks like it will be a heck of a slicer.
It's nice and thin behind the edge!
I'm excited to see Vanax become a more commonly used steel in knives, it seems to have potential to be a really unique alloy, the other nitrogen steels like LC200N have a small quantity of nitrides/carbonitrides and are good but not dynamic performers. I personally was not very impressed by LC200N's wear resistance and tendency to scratch easily, it didn't really offer anything that BD1 couldn't in normal use. Vanax takes the nitrogen steel concept to a new level, it has large volumes of vanadium nitrides thanks to somethign like 3% V and 1.5%.
The downside is that Vanax is super expensive, I believe as much or more than Maxamet even, and in turn the knives using it are rare and expensive themselves.
It is more expensive than maxamet.
So it definitely pushed the price up considerably. It's pretty nice to work with though.
Progress on the competition knife.
This one shown on the grinder is the 8670 prototype.
The 2 paper cutouts on the long piece of steel are on Z-Wear.
8670 is 0.224 thick.
Zwear is 0.290 thick
I'm thinking it's going to be well worth it.
Yep. I'm definitely an addict.
Last order of steel that I needed.
If you look close......I might even have enough steel to make my own fixed blade in Vanax!
(Cue evil laughter)
Also the knives in Z-A11 are available. Full custom, or my design choice. But you will be at the mercy of my time. Which means I have literally no idea when I'll get to them.
All the steel is in!!
Some progress on the dakota project
Just scored some ....
VANADIS 8 SUPERCLEAN .
Vanadis 8 is like 10V but tougher, right? And sound hard to get. What are your plans for it?