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DevinT
03-11-2013, 07:51 PM
I've ordered a small amount of a S125V to try. This is, as far as I know, the most wear resistant stainless steel out there. It is made by Crucible. It is a PM grade. This stuff is very difficult to work, very expensive, and hard to get. We'll try some and see how it holds up in the kitchen.

We have had very good feed back on some other super wear resistant steels that we've tried. All of the SWRS probably should be sharpened on a diamond stone, or at least something with a very hard mineral. Aluminum oxide is softer than the vandium carbides in these steels.

We are going to do this in sanmai to save money and to make it easier to finish.

I still have a tiny ulcer on the bottom of my foot, which for the time being, is preventing me from being able to work. One of the problems with not being able to work is that I have time to dream up lots of new projects to try.

I have some new steels to try along with this one. I have a new western handle that I'll be doing and I want to do a copy of a Forgecraft.

Cheer me on, I'm tired of not being able to make knives.

Love and respect

Hoss

Dardeau
03-11-2013, 08:22 PM
Being benched from work is incredibly frustrating.

Von blewitt
03-11-2013, 08:26 PM
Here's to a speedy recovery Hoss, and some kickarse new knives! All the best

Pensacola Tiger
03-11-2013, 08:30 PM
I wouldn't call dreaming up new projects a "problem", but not being able to work on them? Yes, that's a problem. Hope that foot gets better soon.

Rick

apicius9
03-11-2013, 08:37 PM
I wouldn't call dreaming up new projects a "problem", but not being able to work on them? Yes, that's a problem. Hope that foot gets better soon.

Rick

+1 Get back on your feet soon!

stefan

Marko Tsourkan
03-11-2013, 08:53 PM
Good timing with super wear resistant steels, hopefully you will get those knives out soon so folks can try their diamond plates on these.

Speedy full recovery and then pace yourself working. :D

M

PS: your aptitude to come up with new project is infectious.

Salty dog
03-11-2013, 09:24 PM
Cheers to you Devin but what is up with all this Forgecraft talk lately? I'm slow, never heard of it before I started reading the Lamson knife thread. (Which I don't follow any more) Hate their handles BTW.

DevinT
03-11-2013, 09:47 PM
I like the profile of the blade and the simplicity of the knife. I remember the Old Hickory line from when I was a kid, which bought them out later. The heat treatment is good on these and the story is interesting.

I don't think that the handle is very comfortable. I do like the texture on the blade and I want to see if I can make one that is tapered and retain the texture. I will probably try one in damascus and change the handle shape.

Thanks everybody,

Hoss

sachem allison
03-11-2013, 10:41 PM
Interested in your take, hoss

don
03-12-2013, 12:57 AM
Please rest up and I hope for a quick recovery. You definitely have a lot of interesting projects underway, really can't wait to see what you do. Super interesting/pioneering stuff.

Johnny.B.Good
03-12-2013, 01:03 AM
Get well soon, Devin!

dharperino
03-12-2013, 01:53 AM
Get well soon! I'm so thankful for your generosity in showing us your shop last summer! I still want a knife when you get back to work, but don't do anything until you are completely healthy!!!

El Pescador
03-12-2013, 11:51 AM
I think my ex fiancee's heart was made of S125V.

wenus2
03-12-2013, 12:46 PM
FiancÚ... So Diamonds didn't even work?

DevinT
03-27-2013, 09:06 PM
Look what came in yesterday.

We'll see what we can do with them.

Hoss

don
03-27-2013, 09:32 PM
How are you feeling? Can't wait to see what you're going to do.

JohnnyChance
03-27-2013, 09:45 PM
Nice!

Mrmnms
03-27-2013, 10:21 PM
How many knives does this represent? Hope your feeling better.

DevinT
03-27-2013, 11:09 PM
I'll sanmai this and it'll make about 5 knives out of each of the steels pictured.

Hoss

Crothcipt
03-28-2013, 01:09 AM
Oh man that will be sweet!!

Igasho
03-28-2013, 12:31 PM
I would be horribly upset if you chose me to try to wear through the steel in a normal home kitchen environment.... :groucho:

mpukas
04-22-2013, 04:58 PM
I'll sanmai this and it'll make about 5 knives out of each of the steels pictured.

Hoss

Very interested. Patiently waiting. Get well soon, and best wishes Dev! mpp

rick alen
09-18-2013, 04:53 PM
Since some well-known makers have responded in this thread I have a question:

I have heard that s90v can be supplied from Crucible clad with cpm154 in order to greatly reduce the effort to produce a long knife, or any knife in such an alloy for that matter, is there any reason you cannot get good results forge-welding by hand cpm154 or 154cm to s110v or sv125?

thanx

Rick

DevinT
09-18-2013, 10:57 PM
Is your question more about the materials or about forge welding by hand?

Sanmai is the same as cladding, maybe you already knew that, which is what I was planning to do.

Hoss

rick alen
09-20-2013, 08:38 AM
Oh goodness but I'm blind, right in the beginning you said you were going to try sanmai construction, so please disregard the previous andI hope to hear your results soon.

Rick

El Pescador
09-28-2013, 12:25 AM
Devin, I am not a fan of San Mai, please pm me for the price of a mono steel, hand polished to mirror finish S125V 275 mm Cleaver.

chinacats
09-28-2013, 01:47 AM
Devin, I am not a fan of San Mai, please pm me for the price of a mono steel, hand polished to mirror finish S125V 275 mm Cleaver.

:rofl2:

DevinT
09-28-2013, 10:03 AM
You funny, you funny boy.

Hoss

tk59
09-28-2013, 06:01 PM
:rofl:

Michael Rader
09-28-2013, 11:45 PM
HI Devin. I'm a huge fan of CPM 3V, so please let us know what you think of the 4V you had a bar of there. Thanks. -M

ChiliPepper
10-03-2013, 05:13 AM
Godspeed with your recovery Devin, as frustrating as this can be it will be over with a bit of patience. Let us know how the experiment goes!

proventheory
10-21-2013, 10:49 PM
Best of luck on your recovery!

rick alen
11-04-2013, 07:46 PM
Hi Devin, it would seem that with the ITK production you are back to work in some capacity, any idea when this project might get a try?

Rick

ohbewon
11-05-2013, 09:35 AM
I hope for a quick recovery! Good luck with the project - I'm on the edge of my seat!


If you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen.

Mucho Bocho
11-05-2013, 04:12 PM
When I spoke with Devin last week, he not sick, never was, its just that he had a operation on one of his toes that makes it uncomfortable for him to stand for long periods of time. There's still a lot more to come from Mr Hoss and we're all so grateful for that. He's got some new stuff up his sleeve too. Save your money, I am.

Justin0505
11-05-2013, 04:53 PM
I have a Rader camp knife in 3v and it's petty amazing stuff: a week of hard use wacking branches, splitting logs, wittling utensils, and simple food prep and it there was no discernible loss in cutting performance. I'm not sure how well it would work in the kitchen / how it would do with a finer, non-convex edge, but I can't help but be intrigued by that bar of 4V.

rick alen
11-09-2013, 09:11 AM
When I spoke with Devin last week, he not sick, never was, its just that he had a operation on one of his toes that makes it uncomfortable for him to stand for long periods of time. There's still a lot more to come from Mr Hoss and we're all so grateful for that. He's got some new stuff up his sleeve too. Save your money, I am.


Devin I'm glad to hear the abscess was on a toe, that's a far better situation than if it had been the bottom of your foot.

Rick