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I've gone steel crazy

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by ShannonSteelLabs, Jan 28, 2019.

  1. Sonnydaze

    Sonnydaze Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    ...sounds like you're enjoying yourself... GOOD for you, friend.
    don
     
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  2. ShannonSteelLabs

    ShannonSteelLabs KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 9, 2015
    Progress on the prototype Screenshot_20190130-075814_Gallery.jpg Screenshot_20190130-075824_Gallery.jpg Screenshot_20190130-075819_Gallery.jpg
     
  3. Akcir

    Akcir

    415
    Sep 16, 2012
    David....A hair over 20.
     
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  4. David Richardson

    David Richardson Gold Member Gold Member

    349
    Nov 30, 2018
    Akcir, thanks for the confirmation. I got another one in that's ~20 degrees as well.
     
  5. jstn

    jstn Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 27, 2012
    Some interesting steels you have going! I really need to get some Vanax in my life.
     
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  6. ShannonSteelLabs

    ShannonSteelLabs KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 9, 2015
    Shipment came in last night!
    Z-A11
    Z-Wear
    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 Screenshot_20190131-065336_Gallery.jpg
     
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  7. ShannonSteelLabs

    ShannonSteelLabs KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 9, 2015
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  8. ShannonSteelLabs

    ShannonSteelLabs KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 9, 2015
    More pics as finished.
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  9. TheEdge01

    TheEdge01

    Apr 3, 2015
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  10. ShannonSteelLabs

    ShannonSteelLabs KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 9, 2015
    It's nice and thin behind the edge!
     
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  11. John_0917

    John_0917

    Apr 15, 2014
    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.
     
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  12. ShannonSteelLabs

    ShannonSteelLabs KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 9, 2015
    It is more expensive than maxamet.
    So it definitely pushed the price up considerably. It's pretty nice to work with though.
     
  13. ShannonSteelLabs

    ShannonSteelLabs KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 9, 2015
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    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
     
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  14. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    I'm thinking it's going to be well worth it. ;)
     
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  15. ShannonSteelLabs

    ShannonSteelLabs KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 9, 2015
    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. Screenshot_20190208-072544_Chrome.jpg
     
  16. ShannonSteelLabs

    ShannonSteelLabs KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 9, 2015
    All the steel is in!!
     
  17. ShannonSteelLabs

    ShannonSteelLabs KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 9, 2015
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  18. ShannonSteelLabs

    ShannonSteelLabs KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 9, 2015
    Some progress on the dakota project
     
  19. ShannonSteelLabs

    ShannonSteelLabs KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 9, 2015
    Just scored some ....
    VANADIS 8 SUPERCLEAN .
    BOOYAHHH Screenshot_20190315-063409_Gmail.jpg
     
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  20. Currawong

    Currawong Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 19, 2012
    Vanadis 8 is like 10V but tougher, right? And sound hard to get. What are your plans for it?
     
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