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John Greco

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by Bennyg111, Jul 9, 2017.

  1. Bennyg111


    Aug 29, 2012
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    Purchased this John Greco at a local gunshow today. Seller did not know much or what type of steel. Any help is highly appreciated
  2. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
    He primarily used 8670, a steel used for commercial metal-sawing blades, with .75% carbon and nickle for toughness.
  3. brownshoe

    brownshoe I support this site with my MIND

    Sep 6, 2002
    From what I remember, he used a variety of steels depending upon the "period" of his knife making career. Wasn't he around for a number of years?
  4. bandaidman

    bandaidman Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2001
    he sometimes put a single number or letter to signify the steel type on the other side of the knife if i recall correctly. a2 and 8670 were common
  5. Bennyg111


    Aug 29, 2012
    I have had ppl tell me this particular style he was using A2 and O1 at the time. The other side has a "A" stamped in it so I'm guessing this might be A2
  6. brownshoe

    brownshoe I support this site with my MIND

    Sep 6, 2002
    I think that's a pretty good guess based upon my poor memory of past Greco knives I've handled.
  7. LuckyC


    Feb 3, 2010
    Most likely A2. I thought Mr. Greco had retired from knife making. Looks like Blade Art has some of his knives.
  8. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    I heard he had retired, I am pretty sure this work is from his earlier work, I have a small Bowie in 8670 and black coated.
  9. brownshoe

    brownshoe I support this site with my MIND

    Sep 6, 2002
    He's retired at least twice as of about 5-10 years ago. He's got some health problems.
  10. Dago Red

    Dago Red

    Jun 16, 2008
    That's cool. If I had a high end steakhouse that's the knives we'd use


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