View Full Version : Pricing 30V !!

04-21-2003, 08:18 AM
I have not made any blades from 30V, yet. From what I have gleamed, it is a time consuming belt eating steel. Having ground Cruwear and Vascowear, had to upgrade my pricing for these blades by 125%. Pricing upgrade for used belts, but mostly labor cost. For an ex. $100.00 knife, 440-C, would now cost $225.00, from Cruwear. What would using 30V do to pricing structure for a standard pattern you make , using the $100.00 as a base? Thanks for any and all input.

Ed Caffrey
04-22-2003, 12:24 PM
I've just begun my experimenting with S30V, and was suprised to find that it was actually very easy to grind, at least compared to forged 52100. The zirconia belts I use on all my forged pieces work very well on S30. The price of the material itself is another thing.......if I decided to offer it, It will certainly increase the price of the finished product. The first thing I did was grind a couple of EBKs out of it, and it grinds almost like T-7 or T-8 aluminum, without clogging the belts. So far it appears very promising.....I'll know more once I actually have a full fledged test blade done and have absued it for a while.