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Cleaving questions

Discussion in 'Kitchen Cutlery & Tools' started by Ogryael, May 13, 2019.

  1. Ogryael


    May 13, 2019
    Hello, I'm getting a cleaver from Northmen guild, and I wanted some second opinions on the subject. First, would a 7.8 inch 9260 blade with a 10mm thick spine hardened to 62 Rockwell hold up well to heavy chopping without chipping? Could I chop into a couple saplings and be fine or could I bury it into a 10 inch oak tree without any problems? I'm assuming the blade is convex ground from the pictures. Please help
  2. Alex Topfer

    Alex Topfer

    May 1, 2019
    Ok i don't know much about 9260, but from a bit of reading it sounds very tough (good, probably excessive, for a cleaver). I assume being a cleaver it has a fairly blunt edge (say 50-60 degrees) and a fair bit of mass behind the edge? So it might not be too hard, if they have a good heat treat protocol. I can't find a good temper chart for it, but from looking around at it and 9255 it looks like 62rc means it isn't being tempered much.
    I would email them about your intended usage, see what they suggest it's for.
    Ogryael likes this.

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