Replaced BM635 Blade

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JTR357

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I just got it in the mail today & replaced it immediately.It was really easy.
The new Damascus blade is made of 125 layers of 1095 carbon steel and 15N20 Nickel steel.Blade is heat treated and tempered to a Rockwell 57 to 58.
Special thanks to Grand Leavitt of snakeriverknives.He made this one a perfect fit.No sanding or alterations needed.:thumbup:
I love this "Twist" Damascus:D

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This is some hard steel!I've been sharpening it on the sharpmaker on & off for about an hour or two.I finally got it to shave arm hair from the dark stones.I really gotta get them diamond tri-stones.
Now ,all I have to do is work on it with the fine (white) stones,then strop with some leather & it should be adequate to my standards.
Sorry I couldn't post more pics.I took about 7 pics,but photobucket couldn't upload the rest for some reason(some kind of server error?).This is the first time this happened with them.
So,what do you think of the new blade?

Thanks,
 
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Thanks for the compliments guys.I have to admit,I was a little leary about replacing a perfectly good S30V blade with 1095,but I'm a sucker for Damascus:D


BTW,I told Grand about BF.He never even heard of it.I told him it's the most popular knife forum on the net(with 130K+ members) with members such as Ken Onion,Sal Glesser,Jerry Busse,& many more & said he should join,because he'd be an asset to the forums.The guy does great work.
 
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JTR357

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FWIW,He also makes replacement blades for mini-grips(as well as others) in this Damascus.I don't know him personally & I'm not trying to market for him.I'm just very happy with his work.




Mods if this is considered SPAM,please let me know.If it is,I apologize.
 

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Looks awesome :D


:thumbup:Thanks So-Lo,Coming from you,that means a lot:)


I'm thinking about about replacing the steel washers with teflon ones,for that extra smooth action.What do you think?
 
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very nice... I've been eyeing his mini-grip damascus blade for some time now but I wasn't sure about the quality. It sounds like your pretty happy with yours though. Thanks for the pics and mini-review.
 

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My one & only gripe with this blade is the point wasn't as pointy as the original,but after a couple hours of sharpening it came around.
 
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