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3 years 3 weeks ago, 9:47 PM

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440 sucks IMO, but if its all you go, use it. Gonna coat the blade at all?

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3 years 3 weeks ago, 10:01 PM

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not sure about coating

This will be my first time using 440C. Material was free so I figured I'd try my design out on it first and if I like it but don't like the material I'll use something else. Haven't decided if I will coat it, polish it, or bead blast it yet. Will probably polish it first and see what it looks like then decide from there.

3 years 3 weeks ago, 10:04 PM

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It just doesn't seem to keep / take an edge very well. my favorite steel for knives is Sandvik 14C28N. Very nice looking knife though. If it were me id ceracoat it flat black.

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3 years 3 weeks ago, 10:10 PM

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but I have been a machinist for a while. I have used the 440C in making shear blades before and had little to no problem with it. Just have to initially get a good angle on it. Any idea where I could get some Sandvik 14C28N raw material? I might do the ceracoat too.

3 years 3 weeks ago, 11:52 PM

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http://www.admiralsteel.com/products/blades.html

link to Blade Steel pricing http://www.admiralsteel.com/pdf/bladesteel.pdf

Sandvik 12C27 Stainless
Typical Chemistry: C .60 Mn .40 Si .40 Cr 13.50
Stock Gauges: .100", .157", .192"
This material is sheared from sheet/plate.

Sandvik 13C26 Stainless
Typical Chemistry: C .68 Mn .60 Si .40 Cr 13.00
Stock Gauges: .100", .130"
This material is sheared from sheet/plate.

Sandvik 19C27 Stainless
Typical Chemistry: C .95 Mn .65 Si .40 Cr 13.50
Stock Gauges: .130", .157", .192"
This material is sheared from sheet/plate.

Hitachi ATS-34 Stainless
Typical Chemistry: C 1.00 Mn .40 Si .25 Cr 13.75 Mo 3.5
Stock Gauges: 1/16", 3/32", 1/8", 5/32", 3/16", 1/4"
1/16, 3/32, & 5/32 are cold rolled annealed with a smooth, clean finish.
3/16 & 1/4 is Hot rolled annealed with a clean finish.
This material is sheared from sheet/plate.

440C Stainless
Typical Chemistry: C 1.00 Mn .45 Si .30 Cr 17.00 Mo .50
Stock Gauges: 1/16", 3/32", 1/8", 5/32", 3/16", 1/4"
This material is hot rolled annealed.
This material is sheared from sheet/plate.

154 CM Stainless
Typical Chemistry: C 1.05 Mn .50 Si .30 Cr 14.00 Mo 4.00
Stock Gauges: 3/32", 1/8", 5/32", 3/16", 1/4"
This material is sheared from sheet/plate.

CPM S30V Stainless
Typical Chemistry: C 1.45 Mn .40 Si .40 Cr 14.00 Va 4.00 Mo 2.00
Stock Gauges: 3/32", 1/8", 5/32", 3/16", 1/4"
This material is sheared from sheet/plate.

CPM 154CM Stainless
Typical Chemistry: C 1.05 Mn .50 Si .30 Cr 14.00 Mo 2.00
Stock Gauges: 3/32", 1/8", 5/32", 3/16", 1/4"
This material is sheared from sheet/plate.

303 Stainless
Typical Chemistry: C .15 max Mn 2.00 max Si 1.00 max Cr 17.00-19.00 Ni 8.00-10.00
Stock Gauges: 1/4", 3/8", 1/2"

304 Stainless
Typical Chemistry: C .08 max Mn 2.00 max Si .75 max Cr 18.00-20.00 Ni 8.00-10.00
Stock Gauges: .030", .048", .060"

410 Stainless
Typical Chemistry: C .15 max Mn 1.00 max Si 1.00 max Cr 11.50-13.50 Ni 8.00-10.00
Stock Gauges: .025", .032", .040", .050", .062"

416 Stainless
Typical Chemistry: C .15 max Mn 1.25 max Si 1.10 max Cr 12.00-14.00
Stock Gauges: 1/8", 3/16", 1/4", 3/8"

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 3 weeks ago, 10:17 PM

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For a beginner

You do very nice work, I looked at sandviks website, and it doesn't have the option, i'd give them a call or email. & with the ceracoat go with the air dry type, cause you wouldn't wanna bake the g10 scales.

http://www.smt.sandvik.com/sandvik/0140/internet/s001664.nsf/index/5b395...

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3 years 3 weeks ago, 10:44 PM

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thanks Socom

I didn't plan on permanently attaching the scales until after I did all of the blade work. So I could still go with the bake on stuff but for ease of use and on this I will probably go with an air dry anyway. Thanks for the thoughts.

3 years 3 weeks ago, 10:46 PM

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Be sure to post an update.

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3 years 3 weeks ago, 6:27 PM

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update

Socom wrote:
Be sure to post an update.

newest pics of blade. http://www.gunslot.com/pictures/newest-project-waiting-heat-treatpolish-...

3 years 3 weeks ago, 10:51 PM

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will do.

I hope to finish shaping the blade tomorrow and possible the scales. Then I'm debating on whether to send the blade off for proper heat treating or doing it myself like I have been doing. But I will continue to post updates as I do more.

3 years 3 weeks ago, 11:34 PM

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Trevor

It is looking great, 440c should be fine. It isn't like it is for cutting any and all kinds of junk so I do not see where the steel should make a difference.

www.Kinfekits.com sells blanks and there are a few other places you can pick up some really nice blanks that are for more expensive knifes once you've gotten more skill with it.

also, check out DC Knives http://dcknivesandleather.blademakers.com/ , Dave would probably help you out pointing you in the right direction for Knife making forums and such I'm sure.

He is a really good person and I do not think he would snub anyone..

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 3 weeks ago, 11:43 PM

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Check out Dave Cole at DC Knifes, they can be a bit $$$, but depending on what your wanting he makes some seriously nice ones...

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 3 weeks ago, 4:57 AM

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Not really wanting to do the knife blanks. My brother makes knives out of bought blanks and they do look good but I want to make them on my own. My uncle was a knife maker and he never used any form of blanks. I am wanting to try and get as good as he was. But you never know, I may end up using them. I know www.texasknives.com has some good blanks and I've looked at a few other sites too.

3 years 3 weeks ago, 7:24 PM

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Hello- nice to meet you, I am not a knife maker,or swordmaker. But I have some of the best there is. I will take some pictures as soon as I get a chance and maybe you can get some ideas from them. Some are from Pakistan, Istanbul, china, yes chinese. some even from frost the American known more now for cutlery, probably. some for the far east and some intrigate patterns and wooden handle styles for decorations and styles for handles to kill in both directions. Some are one of a kind, some will never be made again. One was the last made by a friend and well known blade man from the big easy, New Orleans. Katrina took his life and work forever, except the luky few who got one before hand. I will post them for you, if nothing but to look at & I am sure admire the workmanship. Welcome JLC

2 years 44 weeks ago, 1:42 PM

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Beauty of a knife when do i get mine,,lol...

2 years 44 weeks ago, 1:59 PM

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you can get this one after I finish it. Well that is if I can talk myself out of it.

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