52100 as a blade steel?
Posted 04 July 2009 - 04:36 PM
It compositon with approx 1% carbon and 1.4 % chromium would seem to make it more popular. Is it hard to heat treat or forge or is it just not very pretty when finished?
Posted 05 July 2009 - 08:55 PM
My opinion is based on personal use rather than forging and knife making. The marples style blade that PJ Tomes made for me from 52100 is my daily user. The knife has great edge retention and the edge durability is fantastic.
Posted 05 July 2009 - 09:49 PM
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Posted 17 July 2009 - 04:26 PM
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Posted 17 July 2009 - 08:38 PM
Posted 17 July 2009 - 10:57 PM
and it eats up grinder belts even when anealed after you harden it dont drop it before tempering it will shatter in to glass like fragments but it dose produce a nice blade if done right and this steel is NOT forgiveing if you messup over heat or hit to cold the peice is ruined
Posted 16 December 2009 - 08:40 PM
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