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Kevin Cashen’s Guide to 1080 & 1084 DVD

Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by Matthew Gregory, May 23, 2018.

  1. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Chief Executive in charge of Entertainment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 12, 2005
    I’ve gotten feedback from a handful of folks that have had the chance to watch this, and all have said they were impressed by how thorough the steels and processes were covered. I’m hoping to hear from some folks that may be “attention span challenged”, though. It’s easy for me to say that I found it easy to watch and informative, but I also hand sand CPM-4v at RC63-64. Perhaps I may not be the best judge in this respect. ;)
     
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  2. Rick Marchand

    Rick Marchand Donkey on the Edge Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 6, 2005
    ^^^
    You are looking at me, aren't you. I like waffles.
     
  3. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Chief Executive in charge of Entertainment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 12, 2005
    :D


     
  4. john april

    john april KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 27, 2006
    is it for sale online ? i could not find it.
     
  5. PSarganis

    PSarganis

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    Aug 14, 2004
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  6. A.McPherson

    A.McPherson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Jan 27, 2012
    I just got my copy in the mail! Gonna watch it tonight! I also got his “Blade Grinding” video as well.
    I’m pretty excited about it. My wife is not going to be excited about it, I’ll guarantee it!! Lol!
     
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  7. DanF

    DanF KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Apr 17, 2017
    Mine arrived today, heading for the popcorn and lemonade!
     
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  8. Larrin

    Larrin Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2004
    I will be giving it a full review in a week or two.
     
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  9. Justin.Mercier

    Justin.Mercier

    Oct 21, 2006
    I just got my copy in the mail, Only watched half of it during my lunchbreak, but it's good so far !
     
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  10. jdm61

    jdm61 itinerant metal pounder Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 12, 2005
    Got mine, but my Mac is doing the "skipping over damaged sections" BS on a new DVD again.
    Edit: Problem solved. When I ordered, I dropped a note to Mr. Cashen asking if the info on the DVD could be extrapolated to the standard 1084/15N20 damascus mix. He said that he treats that blend like 1080 with good effect. I was just watching the hardening portion of the video with the info about how you can get max hardness over a wide range of austenitizing temps. I think that it would be interesting to have a discussion about how the extra toughness that you might get from the nickel in the 15N20 might perhaps allow you to HT for more abrasion resistance?
     
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  11. danhowl

    danhowl

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    Aug 22, 2017
    he should look into streaming. i would have gotten it already
     
  12. john april

    john april KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 27, 2006
    i just bought one. i believe i can heat treat 1084 just fine at the moment. but for $40 if i can pick up a tip or method to increase all my future blades performance it seems like a bargain.
     
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  13. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Chief Executive in charge of Entertainment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 12, 2005
    Have you considered emailing Kevin to inquire about that possibility?

     
  14. DanF

    DanF KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Apr 17, 2017
    That was my thought process also, John, but I also wanted to know the what, how and why's of what's going on within my steel. This DVD does a very good job of answering those, and other questions for me. Hope you enjoy!
     
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  15. Tom Lewis

    Tom Lewis

    Feb 24, 2000
    The video was very well done and held my attention throughout. I have some wood turning videos and I can't watch them without falling a sleep. Kevin's voice is very pleasing to listen to.
     
  16. Josh Rider

    Josh Rider KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 2, 2014
    I really liked it.
    It should definitely be on a beginner’s must haves although it’s not necessarily targeted to beginners. Kevin gives out a ton of information that for some people (me especially) had to find by sifting through all the incorrect info out there.

    I really liked how he went into detail about why rc hardness isn’t the end all be all of the condition your steel is in. He briefly covers the microstructure of the steel and why it’s important to take steps to refine your grain. There’s so much great info in a well done video.

    Money well spent.
     
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  17. NickWheeler

    NickWheeler

    Dec 3, 1999
    I just ordered... Squirrel!!!
     
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  18. DanF

    DanF KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Apr 17, 2017
    I picked up a different blade forging technique in this DVD also. I had previously been taught a different progression of steps to get from rectangular billet to ready-to-grind. This DVD showed just enough of KC's process to be able to piece it all together. Looks very efficient. I know, that wasn't what it's about, but I'll take it as an add-on freebie.
     
  19. Rick Marchand

    Rick Marchand Donkey on the Edge Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 6, 2005
    I was happy to see that my process closely resembled what Kevin has outlined. A few of the metallurgical principles had been turned around in my head and I'm glad I picked up the dvd. I'm not too proud to admit that I thought the austenitizing phase was considered "liquid".
     
  20. KnuckleDownKnives

    KnuckleDownKnives Time to make the doughnuts.. Basic Member

    Feb 12, 2015
    IMHO he is better off selling actual DVD's. Once a digital copy is out there it is more likely if not definitely going to be bootlegged and he is out of making sales. At least with the DVD someone would need the skills to to convert it to a standard video format to upload and it won't be long till mediafire links are all over the net. Not that it's that difficult to rip a DVD it just takes a small amount of time and cheap software. Bulk DVD's aren't that expensive nor is a DVD duplication tower if he wants to make multiples at a time. A 7 drive tower can be had for less than $300.
     

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