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    Any thoughts on Cru Forge V?

    I have an opportunity to get a knife made out of this steel.

    If you've used a knife made of Cru Forge V, what do you think of it?
    Now is not the time to bother me. And it's always now. Wiley Miller

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    Steel is steel...its about the heat treat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Pescador View Post
    Steel is steel...its about the heat treat.
    ... I'd include geometry.

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    It's good stuff as far as I've read. Along similar lines to O1, 52100; though it has a little more wear resistance because of the vanadium carbides. Check out crucibles data sheet for more info.

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    Cru Forge V(Crucible) - Crucible Metallurgy steel, specifically developed for the knifemakers who forge their steel. Heat treatment and forging should be similar to those of W1 and O1 steels.

    from zknives. I know I go there all the time. Great data base. Just wish everyone called all steels the same names.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Pescador View Post
    Steel is steel...its about the heat treat.
    No, it's about the knife maker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crothcipt View Post
    Cru Forge V(Crucible) - Crucible Metallurgy steel, specifically developed for the knifemakers who forge their steel. Heat treatment and forging should be similar to those of W1 and O1 steels.

    from zknives. I know I go there all the time. Great data base. Just wish everyone called all steels the same names.
    Steels, like aluminum, are defined by their chemistry. Same chemistry, same steel.

    -AJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajhuff View Post
    Steels, like aluminum, are defined by their chemistry. Same chemistry, same steel.

    -AJ
    Steel is a possiblity...the heat treat is the realization of said possiblity

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Pescador View Post
    Steel is steel...its about the heat treat.
    I'd have to disagree with that.

    Quote Originally Posted by El Pescador View Post
    Steel is a possiblity...the heat treat is the realization of said possiblity
    Exactly. Steel determines what are the possibilities, including HT protocols. There is no magic that will make 420 perform on par with ZDP-189 in the kitchen, or make ZDP-189 outlast 420 in highly corrosive env.

    Yeah, we all know, best steel is nothing w/o good HT, but I suppose none of us are asking for a botched HT, we all want the best possible HT for a chosen steel, optimized for a designed task. Given all that, it is the steel that determines what exactly the "realized of possibility" will be.

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