You know.Cut out, and roughly shaped. Things might change slightly as i go, but it should end up something like this. View attachment 270551
Im out of stainless foil, and im sure my liquid nitrogen dewar is empty. So idk. Ill have to get things figured out before i can heat treat.
If i didnt have to drop that 200 on a new drill press it probably would have helped out a ton.
Agree with this if it is crowd suggestions or just folks on this particular forum knowing what they like, having tried multiple high end knives.Yeah, that's what I meant. Everyone wants thin and thin behind the edge, but also thicker spine especially where you grip and a stiff blade over all. Pure lasers are just not fashionable around here. This is why distal taper is so popular, thick spine and choil for comfort and thinner toward the tip for lasery performance. Done well this works, even though sometimes I think we concentrate too much on this and disregard perfectly good knives with thinner spines and thinner overall stock.
I just think at that point people might as well ask me for custom pieces. Since it wont end up costing more. At least for the labor to do them to get a custom, rather than just one of the one off knives I put out.Agree with this if it is crowd suggestions or just folks on this particular forum knowing what they like, having tried multiple high end knives.
For k390. Idk.How much more belts do you go through getting that grind on K390?
I've had the JKI 1K diamond stone for years now. Have used it quite a bit for different blades. Got the 6K JKI diamond because wanted to see how sharp could get K390 spyderco. Knocked the shoulders off the V grind ended up getting it much sharper than out of the box. Edge retention is excellent.
From a maker perspective the delamination issue is disturbing, but from the end user perspective it's still a piece of hardened steel that is sharp on one side. And that sharpened side still cuts.And because i saw the delamination at the last minute, and i tried to save it, i ended up smashing the cladding down thinner on this side trying to. To no avail.
The knife would be so thin at that point it would be nearly unusable.From a maker perspective the delamination issue is disturbing, but from the end user perspective it's still a piece of hardened steel that is sharp on one side. And that sharpened side still cuts.
If delamination continue to bother you, then why not just grind cladding away? You'll get a really thin laser like knife in the end (which isn't something bad)
Whoops lol. I lied. I forgot i was going to get the a2, then for whatever reason, i decided not to, i think they just didnt have the size I wanted or something.Ordered a tall piece of A2, and a tall piece of m2.
Should make some nice kitchen knives. That i can charge a little less for than the high wear resistance pm alloys. But as far as ingot steels go, those two are probably the best of them imho. A2 is skd12 (or sld12 i can never remember) for anyone who doesnt know. And m2 is a high speed steel, pretty similar to hap 40 I would say. Just not powder metallurgy. And it has probably the best properties of any of the non pm high alloy stuff that I know of, as far as wear resistance/toughness balance.
And now that I have my rockwell tester I can do coupons and get my ht really dialed in for them. I ordered the thickest tallest stock i could so 2.5ish inches tall for both, and i think i was able to get thicker stock for the a2 than the m2 in that height.