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How Good is CPM S90V Knife Steel?

Introduction Crucible Industries CPM S90V is tough stuff. This steel is well known for for its wear-resistance.  According to Crucible, S90V is used in plastic feedscrews, valve components, nozzles, slitters, cutters, gear pumps, pelletizing equipment, bearings, and other hard use parts. In the knifemaking world, S90V is legendary for its near perfect edge-retention. It is close to impossible to dull …

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How Good is Nitro V Stainless Steel?

Introduction With the vast amount of “boutique steel” on the market today, the knifemaker and consumer have an unprecedented ability to be choosy about the type of steel they want in their knives. Online forums are awash in back and forth banter on what steel to use for what purpose, how to heat treat and temper those steels, and what …

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How Good is CPM S35VN Knife Steel?

CPM S35VN Steel  Introduction When I research knife steels for KnifeUp Magazine, I always make it a deep dive and I look at no less than two dozen websites, articles, and product pages. One interesting thing that I’ve found while doing this research is the back and forth conversations that I see on some of the forums. It’s fun to …

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How Good is CPM 20CV Knife Steel?

CPM 20CV Steel Introduction CPM 20CV Steel is Crucible’s answer to Bohler’s M390 stainless steel. It also helped Carpenter to create CTS-204P, which is also quite similar. These facts alone should tell you something. CPM stands for, “Crucible Particle Metallurgy” and is one of the single most coveted stainless “super steels” for knife enthusiasts in the world at this moment …

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M390 Knife Steel Overview

Bohler M390 Steel Introduction Bohler M390 stainless steel is one of the recent wave of “super steels” heralded by knife makers all over the world. It has characteristics of high hardness and excellent corrosion resistance. This means you’re going to get a very fine edge that retains it sharpness even through hard use, with little to no patina. Introduced and …

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Morakniv Clipper 840 Carbon Steel Fixed Blade

The Morakniv Clipper 840 Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife with Carbon Steel Blade is one of the flagship products of Mora of Sweden. Utility knives are terrific all-purpose knives that can be used for a variety of jobs ranging from cutting meat to outdoors work such as hacking off branches from trees. Although the term was originally used to refer to fixed-blade knives, …

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Michigan Knife Laws

The law in Michigan can be confusing if you have not had formal training. This article will give you a thorough understanding of Michigan’s knife laws in everyday English. It will give you a brief version of the law, a full version of the law with explanations, as well as case precedence. The law does not have to be confusing …

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Spyderco Kapara Review

Check Price :  First Thoughts 2018 has been filled with lots of activity in the knife industry, and one of the events is the release of Spyderco’s newest models called the Kapara.  A part-time knifemaker from Australia has recently caught the attention of Spyderco execs and as a result, knifemaker Alistair Phillips is Spyderco’s newest collaborator/designer. A full member of the …

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State Knife Carry Laws: Know Your Rights

The US is based upon federalism and, for that reason, laws are created at the federal, state, and municipal level. With regards to knife law, this makes things particularly tricky since a certain knife can be legal in one state and illegal in the next as well as legal in one county and illegal in the neighboring county. Knife laws …

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Los Angeles California Knife Laws

In the US, there are several laws in force on different levels. There are federal, state, and municipal laws, all of which are very confusing when put together especially since they can differ from each other depending on which place you’re in. This causes trouble most of the time, especially for travelers who don’t know much about the distinctions. The …