Chef's Knife

Discussion in 'Custom Knife Forum' started by Cazador, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. Cazador

    Cazador KNIFE MAKER

    This chef's knife I just completed and is getting ready to be shipped out. The OAL of knife measures at a little over 14". The cutting edge is right at 9 1/2". The handle material is black G-10 with red, white, and blue G-10 liners, and mosaic pins. The steel is 3/32" Nitro-V from NJ Steel Baron. One of these days I'll get a decent photo setup other that the iPhone but until then... IMG_1227.JPG IMG_1228.JPG
     
  2. Smallshop

    Smallshop KNIFE MAKER

    Beautiful! That looks like a winner to me...
     
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  3. sybo

    sybo Active Member

    Tell me more about Nitro-V if you could please!
     
  4. Cazador

    Cazador KNIFE MAKER

    Thanks Ted!
     
  5. Cazador

    Cazador KNIFE MAKER

    I just recently started using it. Prior to using the Nitro-V, I was using AEB-L. The Nitro-V has nitrogen and vanadium added to the AEB-L which is supposed to increase the blade's ability to hold an edge, and reach a higher RC hardness. So far, all I can say is that I like it.
     
  6. Smallshop

    Smallshop KNIFE MAKER

    Would that be tougher and harder? Or just harder? Is the heat treat much different than AEB-L?
     
  7. Cazador

    Cazador KNIFE MAKER

    Ted, the heat treat is similar to AEB-L and it ends up at 61/62 RC.
     

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