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Hello all!

Ive been trying to find good content about different metals and learning what metals in more popular knives etc, but i have a hard time finding a good source for it. Does anyone have any suggestion on good way to acquire more knowledge about knives/metals? Thanks!
 

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Big Brown Bear, known here on the forum as @Deadboxhero has some great videos.



ZKnives has great info along with elemental charts. You can even do comparisons once you get the hang of it. Explore the site as there is a lot there.
http://zknives.com/knives/steels/steelchart.php

Also, remember, the alloy is just one part of the triangle. The other two are heat treat and geometry. A great steel that isn't heat treated to optimum or ground in a way that doesn't maximize it's properties, will often be inferior to a "lesser" steel with excellent heat treat and geometry.
 
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