I've gone steel crazy

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

  1. ShannonSteelLabs

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

    Sep 9, 2015
    Well
    I screwed up a vanax blade.
    Instead of a 8 inch blade, its 6.25 inches.
    I followed the original plan of a 6 inch blade while looking at the plan saying 8 inch kitchen knife.

    On A POSITIVE NOTE.
    That means it's up for grabs.

    0.080 thick Vanax
    60.5HRC
    Will be FULL CONVEX Ground to crazy thin. A real kitchen laser.

    Will have RCF (rubberized carbon fiber) handles. Unless you want something else. Goal price is $400.
    It's going to heat treat tomorrow.
    Screenshot_20190423-204525_Gallery.jpg Screenshot_20190423-204519_Gallery.jpg
    This was an expensive lesson of
    PAY ATTENTION YOU IDIOT.
     
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  2. DeadboxHero

    DeadboxHero KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 22, 2014
    It's still Vanax baby.
     
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  3. ShannonSteelLabs

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

    Sep 9, 2015
    Ohh I know.
    I'm posting it here and on my Instagram. The client was very understanding and said he can wait for the full size blade. He allowed me to post it for sale.
     
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  4. DeadboxHero

    DeadboxHero KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 22, 2014
    Collin, I wanna see that Vanadis 8, good lawd
     
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  5. ShannonSteelLabs

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

    Sep 9, 2015
    I should be cutting into it next week.

    I have a HUGE Z-Tuff Bowie that I need to get cut out. That takes priority at the moment.

    But I am pretty damn excited for that Vanadis 8.
     
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  6. ShannonSteelLabs

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

    Sep 9, 2015
    Used 2 full cutoff wheels cutting out that bowie!!!! Daaaayum that's a lot of steel to cut. I'll Post pics tomorrow once the final shape is ground.
     
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  7. ShannonSteelLabs

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

    Sep 9, 2015
    Ztuff Bowie full convex grind ready for heat treating. Screenshot_20190508-204157_Gallery.jpg
     
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  8. ShannonSteelLabs

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

    Sep 9, 2015
    MAJOR UPDATE!!

    BOOKS OPEN FOR THESE STEELS.
    Z-A11
    CPM 4V
    Vanadis 8
    Elmax (0.220 stock) (0.150 stock)

    Due to some recent events I am able to open books for these steels.
    Let's do this!!!
     
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  9. Currawong

    Currawong Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 19, 2012
    Colin what stock thickness do you have them in?
     
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  10. ShannonSteelLabs

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

    Sep 9, 2015
    CPM 4V
    0.110
    0.156

    Z-A11
    0.158 OR 0.179*** will double check

    Vanadis 8
    0.179
     
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  11. ShannonSteelLabs

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

    Sep 9, 2015
    4V is spoken for
    Vanadis 8 has enough left for a small blade.

    Z-A11 is available still.
     
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  12. Currawong

    Currawong Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 19, 2012
    Are all these knives you're making 'standard' models like the Apex EDC, or are you making a lot of unique, custom-order designs? I'd love to see pics of them!
     

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