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Why no love #6991717
12/11/17 03:32 PM
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So what about is it about CPM M4 that is so unappealing? I have had a post up on 3 different forms looking for someone to make some blades out of the stuff without a single reply?

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I don't think that it's the steel, It would take an accurate mill to get them all exactly the same and most knife makers aren't equipped to do it. I'm certainly not.


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I'm not sure it is unappealing, for me anyway, if someone wanted a knife made from it I
would time permitting no hesitations.

The problem I see with it, is the price you could have one of the high end stainless steels like s30v, s35vn, Elmax, etc. So most knife makers are going to make a knife that performs so similar most people couldn't tell the difference, but will not stain or rust. IMOP that's probably the deal, but don't really know.

3/16" x 1 1/2" x 18" rough raw steel.

cpm m4 49.52 not stainless
s30v 56.04 stainless
s35vn 57.20 stainless
1095 high carbon 8.95 not stainless

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I know next to nothing about the different steel available now days. The blades from Boker have 440c stamped on them. Based on the edge retention I have experienced of these particular blades, I didn't think S30v would be that great of an improvement. Carbon steel is not a problem based on my usage, It,s just that if I were to go to this effort and money, I should get something on the upper end of the edge retention scale. I don't think getting them sharp will be a problem but then again I haven't had one of these powdered steel blades before. Is s35vn that much different than 440c?

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In my opinion s35vn is a fairly significant upgrade from 440c. Here is an interesting simple web page I found the other day surfing around, gives a lot of good info without being to overwhelming take a look at it. For the steels I'm familiar with it seams to be more or less the way I see it, however its just my opinion. There are a lot of opinions in knife making.

http://knifeinformer.com/discovering-the-best-knife-steel/

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