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Post by timos » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:49 pm

Has anyone used this knife? I am curious as to this steel at RC63
https://www.chefknivestogo.com/riariigy21.html
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Post by RonAZ » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:04 pm

I had to go back and check the knife listing, RC63 is pretty high at the price point. I'm tempted to buy one just to check it out.

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Post by Ut_ron » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:24 pm

This post covers some comments on it.

https://www.chefknivestogoforums.com/vi ... FEX#p35501

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Post by RonAZ » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:25 pm

Thanks for the reference, I'd missed the thread.

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Post by salemj » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:03 pm

+1 to above. I also appreciated that post very much. A nice professional read on a new steel. Seems like Mark got it right in the prototype phase on that one!
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Re: bdn1

Post by milkbaby » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:20 am

Are you looking to make knives from it? No experience but looking at the composition seems should be more wear resistant than AEB-L or Nitro-V. Did you price it out? If in the same price ballpark maybe just go for CTS-XHP though maybe the belts would add up to more?

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Post by timos » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:28 am

UT ROn: Thanks for the link!

I will be using NitroV ...but what I am trying to achieve is similar to what is going on with BD1N...the fine tuned alloying allows for a higher hardness without being stupid brittle... so in terms of grinding/finishing you end up with a steel that is similar if not identical to aebl but with more wear resistance. I dont think there is a "trick" per se to heat treating this steel to RC63. The real difficulty would be achieving these results consistently with a large volume.

Milkbaby, xhp is 4x the cost of BD1N. It also would require atleast 2x the cost in abrasives for me to finish. But....wear resistance is loads better.

Mainly I am just really curious about this knife b/c it seems to be an excellent value as long as the grind is nice.
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