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Old 02-27-2021, 04:25 AM
jimmontg jimmontg is offline
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My Mistake, I HAD THE NUMBERS TURNED AROUND.

Sorry, I guess I've never heard of it in knife making.

The 0,50% carbon is on the edge of hardening for knives (0.40-45%) although it would work for tough EDC knives. It is more of an ax or machete steel. I do not know who would want it in quantity, but it would make excellent axes, tomahawks, machetes and throwing knives as its metallurgy leans more towards shock absorbing.

Also do not be mislead by some steel sellers hype about the 6150's Vanadium. At 0.15% minimum vanadium tends to restrict grain growth more than creating Vanadium carbides.
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