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Thread: The Development of High Vanadium Steels, M4, and the First Tool Steels Book

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    The Development of High Vanadium Steels, M4, and the First Tool Steels Book

    Some questions answered in this article:
    What led to the switch from tungsten to molybdenum-alloy high speed steels?
    Who developed M4 steel and how?
    What led to the development of high vanadium steels?
    Who was James P. Gill and why was he so awesome?

    http://knifesteelnerds.com/2018/04/1...l-steels-book/


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    Larrin, thanks for the link. It was both informative and enjoyable reading. I now know why James Gill is awesome.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill13 View Post
    Larrin, thanks for the link. It was both informative and enjoyable reading. I now know why James Gill is awesome.
    I may be the first person to have called him such.

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    Wow, what a great article. A fascinating combination of history and metallurgy. Thanks for sharing this.

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    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Interapid101 View Post
    Wow, what a great article. A fascinating combination of history and metallurgy.
    Thanks for the kind words.

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    really want to get my hands on some M4. Hard to locate and source from South Africa so far.
    Any suggestions would be appreciated


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