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Knife Steel Nerds

Articles and original research for knife makers and enthusiasts about steel metallurgy and knife design.

  • By Larrin Thomas
  • Based in United States of America
  • Roughly 12 posts per year
  • First post on

Posts per year

Data for this chart is available in the table below
Posts per year
Year starting Posts
2022 8
2023 13
2024 3

Any gaps could be due to errors when fetching the blog’s feed.

Most recent posts

Matrix Steels K888 and CPM-1V
Thanks to Roman Kasé for donating the K888 and Niagara Specialty Metals for donating the CPM-1V. Thanks to my Patreon supporters for funding this study, those dollars went toward metallography and CATRA blade grinding. You …
On , by Larrin, 1,731 words
Testing Super High Speed Steel Vanadis 60
The following is a collaboration project between myself and Malachi Chou-Green. He obtained the Vanadis 60, did some heat treating experiments, and also did metallography including some fancy electron microscopy. He also heat treated and …
On , by Larrin, 2,466 words
Testing Chinese Knife Steel 8Cr13MoV/8Cr14MoV
Thank you Patreon Supporters! Thank you to my Patreon supporters who help make these studies happen. Patreon funds were used for purchasing two ultimately useless knives, and some steel. Patreon supporter Marcus Ho even sent …
On , by Larrin, 2,584 words