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Discussion in 'Shannon Steel Labs' started by ShannonSteelLabs, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    Damn nice blade John! Colin is killing it.
     
  2. ShannonSteelLabs

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

    Sep 9, 2015
    Thanks everyone!!!
    He needs to watch his fingers on that blade. It bit me pretty good already lol. Scary sharp.
     
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  3. ShannonSteelLabs

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

    Sep 9, 2015
    Time splitter for @Quiet
    Zfinit. A little more hand sanding to go. Gonna bang out handles today. Screenshot_20190625-092821_Gallery.jpg Screenshot_20190625-092825_Gallery.jpg
     
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  4. ShannonSteelLabs

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

    Sep 9, 2015
    Just ordered:
    NITRO-V
    0.110 which is 3/32

    Should make some sweet kitchen knives and thin Apex blades*. Hardness is my choice. Most likely 63HRC.


    *Apex blades in this steel start at $200. Great deal!
     
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  5. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Don't believe him Forrest @Quiet ...he was cursing you out left and right when I was there...said you'll be lucky to see it by Christmas! :p

    Looks bad-ass! :thumbsup:
     
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  6. ShannonSteelLabs

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

    Sep 9, 2015
    Lmfao
     
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  7. Quiet

    Quiet "That guy" Platinum Member

    Oct 11, 2013
    For the record, I believe this completely!
     
  8. ShannonSteelLabs

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

    Sep 9, 2015
    Placing an order this week.
    Any suggestions on steel?
    I can order 1 more plate. Screenshot_20190702-091136_Instagram.jpg
     
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  9. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    How expensive is cruwear? Or is z-wear close enough to the same thing or better? Just throwing out ideas..
     
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  10. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    What about AEB-L? Just more ideas.
     
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  11. ShannonSteelLabs

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

    Sep 9, 2015
    Those are essentially the same alloy.
    Z-wesr seems SLIGHTLY. tougher.
     
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  12. Currawong

    Currawong Gold Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2012
    AEBL is a great choice :thumbsup: Especially in thin stock for slicers. Gives people a cheaper option against the more exotic steels you're using. Z-finit sounds very cool though !!
     
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  13. ShannonSteelLabs

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

    Sep 9, 2015
    I actually just got some NITRO-V in stock. Very similar to AEB-L. A SMIDGE of vanadium, and a whisper of Nitrogen, added for extra fun.
     
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  14. ShannonSteelLabs

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

    Sep 9, 2015
    I still have yet to use it. But I can try it out one of these days!
     
  15. ShannonSteelLabs

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

    Sep 9, 2015
    Alright so. On todays menu we have.
    ELMAX.
    In 0.220
    And 0.156
    One mini kephart is already spoken for from the 0.156.
    I can make another small blade from that steel. (7inches or less OAL)

    For the thick Elmax.
    At least one Camp 1 model
    A possible fighter based off the camp 1. Sharpened swedge, maybe a slight recurve.
    If there is enough steel left, a little chunky blade.

    Camp 1 model starts at $465
    -includes G10/micarta standard
    -kydex sheath.

    Comment here to claim or DM me.
     
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  16. ShannonSteelLabs

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

    Sep 9, 2015
    Screenshot_20190709-171416_Gallery.jpg Screenshot_20190709-171424_Gallery.jpg Screenshot_20190709-171429_Gallery.jpg Screenshot_20190709-171436_Gallery.jpg Screenshot_20190709-171443_Gallery.jpg

    Todays shop progress.
    Decided to work on some Elmax blades. Both large knives are available. Small dashi style knife is available too.
     
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  17. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    That fighter looks wicked!:thumbsup:
     
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  18. ShannonSteelLabs

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

    Sep 9, 2015
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  19. Currawong

    Currawong Gold Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2012
    That elmax looks like a beast too. Should chop well.
     
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  20. ShannonSteelLabs

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

    Sep 9, 2015
    Spectacular failure yesterday.
    Vanax blade broke in my hand.

    How?

    No idea.
    Emailed Chuck AKS and he cant come up with a reason either.
    Major bummer because the blade was nearly done. I was working on handles.
     

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