Stellite 6k - The New King: Who is using it?

Absolutely beautiful knives Walt. You photographic skills seem to be improving. Great work Kit.

-Johnny
 
From all I have read in the past about Stellite it would seem this stuff is VERY hard to gind? I can remember reading this material requires MANY belts and LOTS of time to grind.. Is this wrong?
I havent had this experience with Talonite and would like to hear from Mr. Carson who I think is the premier maker of Stellite knives, and a MASTER of his trade.
Any insight you could provide would be much appreciated Mr. Carson. I LOVE your work by the way:)

Take Care
Trace Rinaldi
 
Nice knives Walt! Kit's folders are shweeeet & the dive knife ain't tooo bad either! I have a Talonite Quickening from RJ Martin in 1/4" with green/brown Micarta handles with checkering set up as a dive knife. Talonite in 1/4" gives you one solid heavy knife that should hold up to any abuse and be maintenance-free. RJ's work on it is absolutely awesome as usual - checkering on the handles really gives a good grip and like all of RJ's knives it is scary sharp. I can't imagine you could find any better dive knives than these two we have - only drawback is the cost but if you want the best! - I know when using mine I am going to have it securely attached to my person - not one would want to lose. Will try to get pics soon - need to borrow friends digital camera.

Bill
 
Trace,
Thanks for the kind words.

I use the 3M 977 Ceramic belts, 50 up to 120 grit, to rough grind Stellite. The problem comes in after than. Ceramic belts do a great job but you can't get the 977 any finer than 120. I've not found a belt above 120 grit that will not dull almost on contact with the 6K. It just takes time and belts to get to a 400 grit finish.
I use the Ceramic Bead to bead blast. It works well. On hand rubbed finishes, I go to the 400 grit on the grinder and then go back to 220 paper and work up to 400 grit.

My advice is to experiment and find what works for you.

 
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