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    A quick reference for steel selection

    As far as I know Alpha knife supply is the only place you can get 26c3. I might be wrong about that but it's the only place that I found it. The thickest stock they had at the was .156 so thats what I bought. AKS stated that the steel was ready for heat treat without any extra steps, and after...
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    A quick reference for steel selection

    I've used 26c3 in 4 hunting knives. It gets crazy hard right out of the quench and is some what fussy on the temper. It takes a beautiful edge. My only complaint is how bad it warps, those knives warped while grinding, heating, and during tempering. It's way worse than aebl. I was going to knock...
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    Chef Cleaver WIP with question.

    Or your local welding supply store.
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    Bladeshow 2020 Officially Cancelled

    I got the email yesterday at 4:30. This was going to be my first year having a table, and was busting my butt trying to get some knives done. Not going to lie I was a little relieve when they cancelled the show. Atlanta is back at phase 1, and are expeincing a raise in violent crime.
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    Ya know what grinds my gears?

    When you spend countless hours forging, thermo cycling, normalizing, heating treating, and grinding. Only to find a hair line crack in your plunge line.:mad:
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    Heat treatment or geometry, which is more important?

    Sorry Kevin I was typing that while in a hurry, and did not proof read. I was specifically referring to covex edge with a flat grind. There was a good article in the last ABS Journal about that topic. Im going to work it slowly into the knives that I sell. Convex on the edge isn't that hard...
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    Heat treatment or geometry, which is more important?

    Thanks Kevin for the continued education we all receive from your wealth of knowledge. I know you are big fan of convex a edge. I just started playing with the convex edge and have been surprised at how strong it is even when you roll it down to zero. I would be very interested in a write up on...
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    RC hardness for hunting and utility knives.

    Not having ever used 52100, I'll stay away from that question. I am an avid hunter and like a smooth cutter that easily cuts hide and muscle. So on my hunting knives I grind the edge to .010 before sharpening. On a Skinner you don't want a scary sharp knife, if it's to sharp you end up cutting...
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    Hi from Wyoming

    Welcome to KD.
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    KMG Shipping Delays

    I've avoided this thread because there are some people here that really love their KMG. It seems you either get a great one or a crappy one. I'm on the crappy side. The KMG I have has never tracked right. In less than 40 knives I've replaced all of the bearing, the most recent where the main...
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    What's going on in your shop?

    An experiment with hamons. Both are forged 1095, one had the clay applied the night before. The other one was when I fired the heat treat oven, and dried for about an hour and a half. Can't wait to see what they look like.
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    2nd knife sold with box.

    That's a good looking over all package. The area around the pins looks like chip out from drilling. Try going slower while drilling, and putting a flat piece of wood under the scales. That way the drill bit does just pop through taking a little bit with it.
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    What's going on in your shop?

    Ready for a sheath.
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    What's going on in your shop?

    Another hunter in the works. Curly mango, and red g10 liners.
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    Greetings from Texas

    Welcome to KD.
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