Texas knife Makers, 6A high-carbon steel?

KPD

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Hi!

I was looking at knife blanks on the Texas Knife Makers supply website, and I noticed that a most of their knives are made with "6A high carbon stainless steel." I looked around, but could not find any information on this steel. Does anyone know anything about this steel? is it good? bad? how does it hold an edge?

Any help is greatly appreciated! THANKS!!

KPD:)
 
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Perhaps they mean AUS-6 Which doesn't have all that much carbon and the edge won't hold up that well.AUS-8 is a good choice but not AUS-6
 
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Like Mete alluded to, AUS-6 and 6A are the same. It is fairly "stainless" though.

Craig
 
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If that's the only choice you have in the design you want, use it and have fun.
Truth be known, most people couldn't tell one from another with the average use most people put knives to, and just working with the steel without knowing the type beforehand.

No insults intended to anyone, so calm down.;)
 
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Mike Hull said:
If that's the only choice you have in the design you want, use it and have fun.
Truth be known, most people couldn't tell one from another with the average use most people put knives to, and just working with the steel without knowing the type beforehand.

No insults intended to anyone, so calm down.;)

:D I got my Blade mag today Mike :D
I have a few things to say about 154CM too :D
 
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The only good thing about Aus-6 is that it doesn't rust. Other than that, poor edge retention and not really a working knife -or you'll find yourself constantly sharpening it. I had a knife of AUS-8 and that required fairly high maintenance. S30V and D2 are better steels. :thumbup:
 
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I doubt that TKS knows what they have. I've gotten a lot of wrong orders from them. They still don't know, or understand the differenct between cobalt and H/S drill bits, other than their willingness to charge cobalt prices, for H/S. When I brought it to their attention, all they had to say was that the only difference between Cobalt bits and H/S was that H/S was black. Sharp folks. Not what I need in a supplier. Mike
 
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mlovett said:
I doubt that TKS knows what they have. I've gotten a lot of wrong orders from them. They still don't know, or understand the differenct between cobalt and H/S drill bits, other than their willingness to charge cobalt prices, for H/S. When I brought it to their attention, all they had to say was that the only difference between Cobalt bits and H/S was that H/S was black. Sharp folks. Not what I need in a supplier. Mike
mike with all due respect..as with TKS

before you start dising TKS you should talk to the owner Jim,
he is heavy into his knife club I'm sure he knows the difference
or talk to Lance..he knows also. Sh!t happens..
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if you talked to one of the help, they only know numbers and or they may be new. I'd get your facts straight first, on who knows what it could have been packed wrong? any number of things could have happened..
to down a business in public for a simple goof I'm not sure I'd want to do business with you either, what is the difference?

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BTW
I think your were told fairly close, the cheap Cobalt drills I believe are just cobalt plated H/S not true solid Cobalt, did you know that difference?
 
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