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redman8066
08-15-2010, 11:04 PM
this is a great information hole!! is there anyone here that knows how to do worldly steels like rwl34 or aus8a? or are they all the same more or less?

EdCaffreyMS
08-16-2010, 08:27 AM
With access to the web, and the availability of steel data these days, it's a fairly easy thing for a knowledgeable knifemaker to acquire and use steels from anywhere in the world.

Generally if a specific steel isn't being used by a number of makers, it's likely because that/those steels have less to offer in a blade than what the maker(s) is currently using. There are a number of makers who have, and do use rwl34....very similar to ATS34. I personally have never used AUS8, but have tested a number of blades produced from it....there are a number of steels out there that make a better blade.

redman8066
08-16-2010, 04:20 PM
i just figured since this was a heat treat thread, why not have as many types of steel available for the users here to learn :)

mike miller
08-16-2010, 09:47 PM
RWL34 is the Swedish equivalent to our CPM154. Good steel but is more expensive than our type.