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Discussion in 'Daniel Fairly Knives' started by Daniel Fairly Knives, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. Daniel Fairly Knives

    Daniel Fairly Knives Full Time Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 9, 2011
    I usually don't post any photos of new stock but I'm really excited to get this order!

    Zirconium for jet black bolsters and overlay... LVA carbon fiber... AEB-L, CPM154 and more... :D ...new pivot in to check out and it is incredible.

    Z-FiNit - Zapp Fine grain Nitrogen steel! I've been looking forward to trying this steel out, the performance is reportedly like 52100 with rust resistance that is off the charts!

    OK... back to grinding!

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  2. BLK

    BLK

    Mar 22, 2010
    Looking good, Daniel! Very excited!
     
  3. Farchyld

    Farchyld

    Sep 10, 2011
    I always love new material pics :)
     
  4. flatblackcapo

    flatblackcapo Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 25, 2012
    NMP= New Material Porn :D
    I gotta try out some of that Z FiNit! I hear it blows H1 out of the water.
     
  5. sloth357

    sloth357 Platinum m0f0 Platinum Member

    Jan 5, 2011
    Oh, then I call first DFK dive knife dibs! :D
     
  6. Lycosa

    Lycosa

    Aug 24, 2007
    All of the above. :D
     
  7. Daniel Fairly Knives

    Daniel Fairly Knives Full Time Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 9, 2011
    Good to hear guys... I am as excited as you are!

    Z-fiNit RF2 rigger... dive knives... new Tanto Folders! Maybe more too but I only have 4 feet, lol.

    I worked out my bolster process more today... fun stuff lies ahead!
     
  8. Lycosa

    Lycosa

    Aug 24, 2007
    Daneil- I will get the Yellow out to you this week. I got backed-up here.
     
  9. Daniel Fairly Knives

    Daniel Fairly Knives Full Time Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 9, 2011
    Thanks Rolf! I've been so busy here it is outta control! You rock!
     
  10. IMWILSON

    IMWILSON Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2011
    Ooh, a rigging knife would be nice. I've always liked the one you did for Xander.
     
  11. Daniel Fairly Knives

    Daniel Fairly Knives Full Time Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 9, 2011
    ^ Framelock rigger... designed with some help from a freighter Captain and my experience on the water... on a commercial vessel the knife must fold and this is going to be cool! Shackle opener/thumb slot and sheepsfoot blade...

    I made two fixed blade riggers recently and did not put up pics... I need to do that!
     
  12. IMWILSON

    IMWILSON Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2011
    Only if they're for sale. Otherwise it's just torture. :D
     
  13. Justin Presson

    Justin Presson

    720
    Dec 4, 2013
    I got a question about the cpm154 I'm gonna shoot ya an email about.
     
  14. Daniel Fairly Knives

    Daniel Fairly Knives Full Time Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 9, 2011
    Justin - the CPM154 is good stuff... pretty straightforward to work with and heat treat. It needs a sub-zero quench for best performance.
     
  15. Lu1967

    Lu1967

    354
    Oct 20, 2014
    Hey Dan I take it the z-finit is for your dive knifes.Will you be doing a sub- zero quench on these as well?
     
  16. Daniel Fairly Knives

    Daniel Fairly Knives Full Time Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 9, 2011
    Hi! From what I understand the Z-fiNit needs a cryo cycle, I need to see if a sub-zero will do the trick. I'm thinking the sub-zero quench would be plenty as the cryo is usually more for ETA Carbide formation. I'm really not sure yet but will find out soon. I got my info from AKS.

    I have heat treated 100% of my knives in house but I may send off the Z-fiNit for heat treat. It just depends on what it really needs. I am working towards a higher temp kiln and cryo flask if I can get liquid Nitrogen locally.

    I'm likely doing a fixed blade dive knife, a RF2 Rigger with Sheepsfoot blade and shackle opener and the rest si going towards my new folder design, the Traditional Japanese Tanto (working name).
     
  17. Lu1967

    Lu1967

    354
    Oct 20, 2014
    Thanks Dan,the reason I ask is I too ordered 2 pieces from AKS in order to make a couple of dive/snorkle knives for an upcoming trip.
    I'm most concerned with corrosion and after reading Zaps data sheet on this steel,the best corrosion resist is to leave cryo out.
    I don't know. I think I'll try it both ways. Thanks. Lu.
     
  18. Daniel Fairly Knives

    Daniel Fairly Knives Full Time Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 9, 2011
    Interesting! I assume less chromium would be converted to carbides for better corrosion resistance.

    The corrosion resistance sounds incredible... I used to live on the Ocean (boat) and everything would rust. I'm also excited to try a Nitrogen steel.

    http://www.alphaknifesupply.com/zdata-bladesteelS-ZFiNit.htm
     
  19. Lu1967

    Lu1967

    354
    Oct 20, 2014
    Huh, my Zapp data sheets slightly different than AKShttp://www.zapp.com/fileadmin/download/03-orange/02-werkzeugstahl/03-konventioneller-werkzeugstahl/02-sonderlegierungen/04-LC%20200%20N_e_datasheet_09.13.pdf
     
  20. Lu1967

    Lu1967

    354
    Oct 20, 2014
    Sorry can't get the link right.But in mine it calls for a double temper.Temps and time appear the same.
     

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