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Old 09-13-2019, 06:51 PM
jimmontg jimmontg is offline
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Now live in Las Cruces NM.
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Try Premium knife Supply in Hayesville, North Carolina

They have several Loveless style drop points with attached welded bolsters, but none with a tapered tang unfortunately. They're made from the Chinesium 9cr14MoV 440C equivalent and according to the owner they order their's separately and are of high quality and HRc58+ hardness. I bought a couple of knives from them with an unusual shape and design and they were as advertised. Indeed they were not scratched by my HRc58.1 hard scratcher. All were scratched by my 60 scratcher. When I worked as a heat treater I made up some hardness checking scratchers. I should have made a 59 scratcher, but figured 58 to 60 was good enough, not knowing at the time the Rockwell C scale is exponential. 59 is almost 10x harder than 58. So check them out and see if they have something like you are looking for. They have always backed up their knives if something is wrong with them by the way. Here's just one drop point, one of their biggest.


PS. They have sales.

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