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Core Damascus blade

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by HouseBuilder328, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. HouseBuilder328

    HouseBuilder328

    11
    Feb 28, 2018
  2. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    The core is XHP. If you go to Chad's site, you can read about it there.
     
  3. madcap_magician

    madcap_magician Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 27, 2005
    It's San Mai construction. The core steel varies, he has used several, but I believe CTS-XHP is the current one. The core steel is sandwiched between two billets of his stainless damascus.
     
  4. navman

    navman Gold Member Gold Member

    609
    Mar 4, 2013
    I have used his core damascus a few times. One was the xhp core and one had cts204p. The other one i have seen is his armor core, which uses grade 38 (i believe) titanium alloy.
     
  5. 007Airman

    007Airman

    380
    Dec 23, 2018
    Well then technically not sanmai?
     
  6. Glenn Goodlett

    Glenn Goodlett Gold Member Gold Member

    258
    Sep 6, 2016
    So what exactly is armor core Damascus by Nichols? I have a knife with an armor core blade but I don't think it has any titanium involved with it. Also have an XHP core blade and they seem very similar but have not sharpened either.

    EDIT- I sent the question over to Nichols Damascus.
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2019
  7. navman

    navman Gold Member Gold Member

    609
    Mar 4, 2013
    I think you may be right. I remember a thread about the armored core and it came out it was Aermet 340 or a similar alloy, not the ballistic armor I thought it was.
     
  8. Glenn Goodlett

    Glenn Goodlett Gold Member Gold Member

    258
    Sep 6, 2016
    I got this reply back directly from Chad Nichols this morning.


    "It is Damascus with the center core made out of a plate armor core. The armor is a high nickel cobalt iron alloy.
    Thanks
    Chad
    Sent from my annoying time consuming computer phone device thingy!"

    And just for fun here is my Jason Clark tanto flipper with Nichols armor core Damascus.
    [​IMG]
     

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