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    spicy white steel

    I've ordered a small amount of steel that I would describe as spicy white steel.

    It has the same chemical make up as white steel but with a very small amount of a grain refining alloy added. It is cleaner than white steel specs.

    This steel has very high attainable hardness at 68 hrc. It has good carbide volume with small carbides. With the addition of the grain refining alloy, and carefull forging practice, I think it is possible to make a blade with high hardness and good toughness.

    It is possible that Shigefusa knives are made with an alloy similar to this one, but there is no way to know for sure.

    I plan on laminating this steel with some 403 on the out side (sanmai). I'll be making one to try and will let you all know what I think.

    Many Japanese smiths say that white steel is the best steel for cutlery, we shall see.

    Hoss

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    Yowza! I think a lot of folks will be curious to hear how this turns out
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    If that knife is going to be for sale.... Better start saving up.

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    oh man...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tk59 View Post
    oh man...
    hey you got a prototype devin already!! back of the line!
    "God sends meat and the devil sends cooks." - Thomas Deloney

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyChance View Post
    hey you got a prototype devin already!! back of the line!
    So do several people. I need at least two to be different.

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    This could be dangerous I have not been able to check out Devin's other carbon knives as I know it will get me shot by the wife

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    Get in line here to suckers! Muahhahaaha

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    I want one (san mai billet)


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    What do you forging types mean by "spicy"? I never could figure that out.

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