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San Mia, What is it?

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Actually it is a method of composite blade constuction, usually applied to Japanese blades. In the simplest definition it is a piece of hardenable (higher C steel) between two pieces of lower C or non-hardenable steel, in a "sandwhich" sort of arrangement.

This is the most basic explanation, and there are variations on this.....the old "Morseth" blades out of Sweden used this method of lamination if my old memory serves...

Hope this helps..


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Pure Nickle is getting pretty expensive and most scrap yards are selling it as fast as they get it in. The last place I was able to find some was thru Kelly Couples. Admiral steel was also selling a couple of different thicknesses. Be prepared to spend $50-$100/ pound though. If you find it cheaper please let me know.

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