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CPM S30V and 154CM

Discussion in 'JK Handmade Knives' started by JK Knives, Jun 8, 2019.

  1. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    I’ll be placing the order first week of August, this will probably be a one time thing.
     
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  2. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    I personally can’t think of a better candidate to be made from stainless than the Bluegill, the most perfect EDC fixed blade I offer.
     
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  3. bikerector

    bikerector Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 16, 2016
    I was scoping this one out when I was thinking what candidates would be good with another stainless option. How do you think the bluegill compares to the hurley creek for things like, ease of carry (assuming pocket carry), feel in hand, slicing of softer materials performance (tape, pouches, cardboard or harder plastic probably the maximum), etc? I think the straighter handle of the hurley creek is probably a preference of mine but the bluegill is pretty.

    I also thought the compact tool could be a winner is stainless.
     
  4. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    The Hurley Creek is a better option for larger hands, it has a slightly longer handle.
     
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  5. bikerector

    bikerector Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 16, 2016
    Now you've got me thinking... which could look good with a wharncliffe or sheepsfoot blade for EDC? Maybe the B&T could do the same but I think only a sheeps would look good of those two straight edged options with the flowing handle shape.
     
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  6. rdrogers

    rdrogers Gold Member Gold Member

    913
    Jul 19, 2010
    The original Worker would be a good choice in stainless. It’s a good size for pocket carry, and a little more versatile than the Bluegill.
    Can’t wait for my stainless Bluegill!
     
  7. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    IF ANYONE ELSE WANTS A KNIFE MADE FROM EITHER OF THESE STEELS ORDER NOW! I AM ORDERING STEEL ON AUGUST 2ND. AFTER THAT I DO NOT KNOW IF I WILL PLACE ANY MORE ORDERS FOR THESE STEELS .
     
  8. greatscoot

    greatscoot They've Gone to Plaid! Platinum Member

    Jul 21, 2012
    John made me a Hurley Creek in semi-wharncliffe, I will dig out the picture.
     
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  9. bikerector

    bikerector Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 16, 2016
    That would be cool. I did place an order for one of those in S30V so I imagine he's thinking of making basically the same thing, or similar.
     
  10. greatscoot

    greatscoot They've Gone to Plaid! Platinum Member

    Jul 21, 2012
    Here's a link to the photo.
    Almost Ready To Ship 2018
     
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  11. Simplejack

    Simplejack Gold Member Gold Member

    618
    Dec 28, 2017
    What about a twig mangler in 3v is that possible
     
  12. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    Not in 3V, I could do S30V, but I no longer offer them with a steel buttplate, had some issues with them.
     
  13. Simplejack

    Simplejack Gold Member Gold Member

    618
    Dec 28, 2017
    I'm lost on all this super steel lingo
     
  14. bikerector

    bikerector Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 16, 2016
    3V is not a stainless steel, but a super tough tool steel. S30V is stainless, but less tough, probably tough enough for most of us. If you want to hit you knife with a hammer, 3V. S30V, generally speaking, holds a better edge and handles moisture very well.

    Maybe for simplicity, if your more familiar with some traditional steels, from a performance perspective, 3V performs like a "super" 5160 and S30V performs like a "super" D2.
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2019
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  15. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    I’m ordering stainless Friday, if you want in, now is the time to order.
     
  16. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    Two more days until I close this thread. I thought the option of two different stainless would be a good idea.
     
  17. AA080

    AA080

    5
    Aug 17, 2010
    John, definitely doing a Worker in s30v and probably one more model if I can make up my mind!
     
  18. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    Steel was ordered, enough for the orders and a little extra just in case. Don’t know if I will be placing future orders, doesn’t look like enough interest.
     
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