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    There is another post with a Native pictured and...

    There is another post with a Native pictured and it does not have the dash. The printing of Spyderco and CTS XHP look to be in a different font in these newer blades. They must have made a change. ...
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    Been carrying the Foundry since it came in this...

    Been carrying the Foundry since it came in this week.

    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/--dd5uLM90Dw/UpZ2FcscfgI/AAAAAAAAAKo/oN7PI53WPUE/w830-h669-no/foundry.jpg
  3. Cobalt and vanadium serve different purposes in...

    Cobalt and vanadium serve different purposes in steel and it even depends on the type of steel in question. Vanadium is a carbide former with a very high affinity for carbon. In small amounts and...
  4. While I won't refute anyone's experiences, these...

    While I won't refute anyone's experiences, these two grades are meant to be the same thing. You can throw in DuraTech 20CV and CPM 20CV also. They are all made by different mills, so the processing...
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    Actually, I'm not sure this question is...

    Actually, I'm not sure this question is answerable with a specific steel. There are too many factors to consider, such as steel hardness, heat treatment, blade/edge geometry, intended use, etc.
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  6. Thread: inclusions in M4

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    The non-metallics are basically refractory...

    The non-metallics are basically refractory (ceramic) materials used in the steel making process and/or slag (oxides). They have no problem surviving the heat, that is what they are made for. They...
  7. Thread: inclusions in M4

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    Well, even powder metallurgy steels can and will...

    Well, even powder metallurgy steels can and will have some non-metallic inclusions in them. The powder making process itself does not necessarily make the steel cleaner. You can have a "dirty" heat...
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    The avatar is the Steelmark created by AISI back...

    The avatar is the Steelmark created by AISI back in the 60s. Depending on who you ask the three astroids represent different things. I like the idea of the three components used to make steel. ...
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    Yea, I guess it was. I hadn't really thought...

    Yea, I guess it was. I hadn't really thought about the post count on my account. I've been more of a "lurker" on forms than a poster. For some reason I just felt like posting. I'm a metallurgist...
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    Compared to ingot made Cru-wear the CPM version...

    Compared to ingot made Cru-wear the CPM version will have better toughness/chip resistance, but the same or very similar wear. The differences you see on the data sheets for chemistry are more than...
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