Kevin Cashen’s Guide to 1080 & 1084 DVD

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  1. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Chief Executive in charge of Entertainment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 12, 2005
    ...has anyone else gotten a copy of this, and had a chance to watch it? I’m interested to hear what others think about it, especially folks that perhaps weren’t as well-versed in the subject to start with.

    Larrin Thomas posted his review of it here, in case you missed it. :)
     
  2. i4Marc

    i4Marc

    Oct 19, 2011
    Ordered it.
     
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  3. MBB

    MBB Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 18, 2014
    I watched it and enjoyed it. It dispels quite a few myths of heat treating at the forge which are widely propagated throughout the internet. It would be nice if he created a series and covered a few more of the less simple carbon steels, (e.g. 15N20, 8670M, W2, 52100, O1, etc.). A hardware tutorial for beginners would also be nice, such as how to best use a heat treating oven, Rockwell hardness testers, tempering, etc.

    Mike
     
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  4. kuraki

    kuraki Fimbulvetr Knifeworks

    Jun 17, 2016
    I'll pick it up after I pay off the short term loan I took out for the Paul Long DVD set :D
     
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  5. A.McPherson

    A.McPherson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 27, 2012
    I got it, and watched it right away. I agree with Larrin’s review on the video. Excellent info, very well presented and well worth the money. I also wish it had a summary at the end.

    I’ll be watching it a couple more times, and taking notes so I can optimize my heat treat!

    Good stuff!
     
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  6. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Chief Executive in charge of Entertainment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 12, 2005
    I’ve had a few conversations recently with folks that have had the chance to view this - all have effectively said the same thing. This dvd is the most comprehensive explanation they’ve heard, and although most were familiar with many of the processes and actions explained, they all had ‘a-ha!’ moments when a piece of the puzzle was clarified.

    I haven’t spoken with him about it, but I should hope sales of this dvd are brisk!
     
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  7. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Chief Executive in charge of Entertainment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 12, 2005
    Had a brief chat with Mr. Cashen this morning, and he confirmed that not only are sales of this DVD brisk, but he’s getting lots of thanks and kudos for making it. He also confirmed that a second one is in the works, this time covering 52100. Stay tuned...
     
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  8. Rick Marchand

    Rick Marchand Donkey on the Edge Moderator

    Jan 6, 2005
    Right on.... Go Kev, go Kev!
     
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  9. Scott Hartman

    Scott Hartman Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 28, 2005
    Received mine today, and watched the 1st 3 chapters. I can already tell, it was money well spent. Looking forward to watching the remainder, as well as many times again.
     
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  10. Maelstrom78

    Maelstrom78

    Sep 21, 2013
    Hahahah!

    Good DVDs tho srsly
     
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  11. Kentucky

    Kentucky

    Dec 13, 2008
    About 15 years ago he took the time to walk me through his 52100 and L6 heat treats. It was a boon to us and I'll forever be grateful for that
     
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  12. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    Received yesterday and started watching. I had to pause for company just as it was getting technical and really interesting.
    Pleased so far.
     
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  13. If someone could share some of the ah ha moments, I’d be interested in hearing them. I of course plan to buy them, and you don’t need to give up all the goods or anything. But with 1084 being so simple and straightforward to heat treat, I’m just wondering how much there would be that isn’t generally available on the net. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’m very well aware of Kevin’s prowess in the knifemaking community. With heat treating and metallurgy, as it pertains to knife making in particular. Like I said, I just wonder what revelations could be gleamed at this point with 1084...
     

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