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Marko Tsourkan
08-02-2012, 09:02 AM
Does anybody have a blank for sale or trade? I would like to try it, but don't want to buy a whole sheet.


08-02-2012, 12:12 PM
I don't... but I'm looking forward to seeing the results of your testing.

Keith Neal
08-02-2012, 12:22 PM
Marko, I have one of Butch Harner's little petty knives in that steel. It took me a while to get it really sharp, but it seems to stay that way. I too am curious to hear what you discover.

Marko Tsourkan
08-02-2012, 05:25 PM
I would like to compare it with PM steel I am using. I might end up pass around a knife in it, so i can be compared to both XHP and CPM154. It would have to come after 52100 passaround though.


08-02-2012, 09:39 PM
It does not seem an easy purchase in smaller amounts.I do not need a full sheet either.

Marko Tsourkan
08-02-2012, 10:57 PM
Yep, same here. Aldo doesn't have it and neither AKS, so smaller quantities is hard to get.


08-03-2012, 05:01 AM
Call up Butch. Maybe he can direct you, or make a little trade.

I just used it for the first time, yesterday, and it seems really nice. Of course, it was only one use, and with the beautiful edge Butch put on, but it seems as though the edge is going to hold for a while.

It'll be fun to read your results. :)

l r harner
08-03-2012, 07:57 AM
i am getting ready to order a sheet or 2 and in the interest of testing i can help you out

Marko Tsourkan
08-03-2012, 09:39 AM
Hey Butch, that would be great. I will get some CPM154 from Aldo as well and compare.


08-03-2012, 10:11 AM
Classic Butch! :D

08-14-2012, 10:31 AM
I was planning to order a sheet as well. If you wanted to pitch in for a % of it, I'd be happy to share. I was quoted ~$600 for a 10x72 .100 sheet and shipping a couple months ago and I hope it hasn't changed (upwards) much since then.