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    Quote Originally Posted by viper View Post
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    One thing about lock down is I made some progress on orders for patient customers. A Mamba model hunter in 14c28n. Stabilized Black Walnut ( thanks John ) and linen Green micarta. Away to an Auckland based hunter.
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    Norwegian utility knife made by Brusletto, its nice and light and holds a decent edge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Von Gruff Knives View Post
    The 10xx series of steel (plus 01) are certainly up there for good using blades although lately I have been looking at the 80CRV2 (an improved 1084 with chromium and vandium in place of the O1)that has been getting very good reviews I am also a believer in the carbon steels for field use with a cryo treated NitroV stainless for kitchen use where stainless is prefered otherwise it is the 10XX series.
    I tend to stay away from the 10xx and instead opt for O1, I figure if you are going to go and make the effort you might as well get damn fine small carbides in the process, although recently I have got hold of some nitro v and am seeing how that works out, my goal is to get some of this new cpm Magna cut, which is the first steel since aeb-l actually made for knives (as opposed to steel made for other purposes and can also be used for knives).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick-D View Post
    Svord is L6 carbon steel. It is a basic low alloy tool steel. It doesn't really have any specific carbide forming alloys added so will have the same edge holding as the equivelent simple carbon steel (Although will be a bit tougher due to the added nickel, a function not super important in a hunting knife, simple carbon steels are allready very tough due to fine carbides).

    L6 is around 0.7% carbon, and the steel Viper uses is 1084 which is 0.8-0.84% carbon, so his steel will have a bit better edge retention at a given hardness.

    The Svord knives are very soft, usually around RC 56, Viper, assuming a standard custom Hest treat protocol for. 1084 is probably somthing in the realm of 59-60rc, quite a lot harder.

    In short vipers and most custom knife makers simple carbon steels will eclipse a knife like a Svord.
    Nah, he does not use much L6 anymore, except in his big brutes like his Bowieís and goloks, L6 is actually pretty good for a chopper and he personality heat treats everything himself (as in behind closed doors where even his employees donít see the temperature which is a little weird), most of his knifes are Swedish sandvik steel, which is good stuff, very clean.
    Svords are good for the price, just a little unimaginative and his bevels and sheaths usually need some work, he told me once he would rather have another producer than a quality checker if he was getting more staff.

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    I may have gotten carried away in the last couple of weeks. I do a lot of butchery so it was time I got some more Victory knives. I am extremely pleased with The Jack knife from @Nga that arrived. And my Lion Steel B41 turned up today. I think I am done spending money on knives for a good while now.

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    Iím moving to Wairarapa in the near future and will be looking at the idea of opening up to teach people to make their own knives, any interest drop me a line..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nga View Post
    I’m moving to Wairarapa in the near future and will be looking at the idea of opening up to teach people to make their own knives, any interest drop me a line..


    I'd be very keen to learn how.
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    Iím moving to Wairarapa in the near future and will be looking at the idea of opening up to teach people to make their own knives, any interest drop me a line.. will be keen on hunting as part payment if you can take me to good spots but only if you are a responsible person, had my share of going out with great peopleÖ. Until a deer is making noise then they become Liabilities, not saying people here are like that but the one person I hunt with I trust with my life, he never shoots without 110% identifying target and I know because we have had a few pretty scary moments in the bush.
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    One shot, any more info on that knife in image 5370? NGA are you the maker?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dicko View Post
    One shot, any more info on that knife in image 5370? NGA are you the maker?
    That's made by @Nga, I'm not sure if he has anymore, or if he is going to do another run of them, but I'm sure he will let you know. I haven't used it yet but there are others on here with experience with this knife.
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    Thanks to @Puffin for organising the buying. Big bugout brother to mini bugout. Very light and very sharp.




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    Big call out to @Shelley who has very kindly donated a set of liners and S/S pins for my project.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nga View Post
    I’m moving to Wairarapa in the near future and will be looking at the idea of opening up to teach people to make their own knives, any interest drop me a line.. will be keen on hunting as part payment if you can take me to good spots but only if you are a responsible person, had my share of going out with great people…. Until a deer is making noise then they become Liabilities, not saying people here are like that but the one person I hunt with I trust with my life, he never shoots without 110% identifying target and I know because we have had a few pretty scary moments in the bush.
    Best of luck with the move, at least its close to Masterton so easy to get bits and bobs from artisan supplies, and pick your self up a Tuatahi as well!
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    Been beating the crap out of this rwl 34 test knife for a couple of days. It's whacked through a couple of 4x2s and smashed some nails, Very impressed with the steel. Keeps its edge well and doesn't deflect. Could be run very thin. All in all an excellent stainless option that sharpens and finishes much like a simple carbon but has edge holding capability not far of more complex vanadium alloys like s30v.

    I've tested a few steels now looking for the right steel for my hunting knives, this is a front runner for me.

    Used some little tasmanian blackwood offcuts for the handle, man it's pretty timber.

    I will have a similar style rwl 34 bird and trout knife that doesn't have a home in weeks if anyone is looking for one. Just need to whack a handle on.

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