Knifew Research Legion.

Discussion in 'LionSteel knives' started by molletta, Feb 2, 2013.

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  1. molletta

    molletta Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 1, 2004
    Here in sand basted finish.

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  2. Big philly 1

    Big philly 1

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    Oct 28, 2005
    That's pretty nice....
     
  3. norca

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    Mar 26, 2004
    just wish i had the cash
     
  4. jdm61

    jdm61 itinerant metal pounder

    Aug 12, 2005
    Looks nice. What is the blade steel?
     
  5. AbuAyesha

    AbuAyesha

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    Nov 4, 2005
    Sleipnir. From their site:

    "The Legion is a Sleipner steel knife hardened to 60HRC."

    I have one of the SE first runs with a stonewashed blade. They used to be available in satin and stonewashed finishes; looks like they have replaced the stonewashed with a sandblast finish. There are some older threads in the Lionsteel section where further details on the blade are available (including rope cutting tests), I believe.

    Hope that helps.

    David.
     
  6. molletta

    molletta Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 1, 2004
    Here various colors.

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  7. Demetres

    Demetres

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    Mar 16, 2012
    Bottom one is it micarta?

    Dimitris
     
  8. molletta

    molletta Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 1, 2004
    Yes, It' green micarta convas.
     
  9. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    Best fixed blade knife I've ever had is my new Knife Research Legion designed by Molletta (Michele Pensato) and manufactured by LionSteel. It's an absolute beauty & beast that handles very well with a Sleipner steel blade (56-60 RC) that's 6.7" long and 0.22" thick!

    First picture below are some of my Sleipner-steel, LionSteel-manufactured and Molletta-designed knives: KR Legion, LionSteel SR-1 Ti and SR-2 Ti.

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    I got mine from BladeHQ and it came with a great sheath, leg strap, sharpener, carrying pouch and polishing cloth.

    Knife Research Legion Project at Molletta

    UDDEHOLM SLEIPNER®

    Thread: HEST Assault II Sleipner steel the same as the Knife Research Legion?

    Knife Research YouTube Channel

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  10. molletta

    molletta Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 1, 2004
    Thanks. :)

    I'am working on some projects. Soon will be news.
     
  11. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    More Sleipner KR? Shorter blade lengths?

    Also, can you expand on the steels used by LionSteel. Seems like Sleipner is at the top for LionSteel? Of course, the heat treatment of Sleipner at KR makes it even tougher?

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    Steel    C       Cr    Mn   Si  Mo   V   Nb  Co[/B]
    Sleipner 0.9     7.8   0.5  0.9 2.5  0.5
    Niolox   0.8     12.7  0.0  0.0 1.1  0.9 0.7
    D-2      1.5-1.6 11-12 0.35 0.3 0.75 1.0
    Elmax    1.7     18    0.3  0.8 1.0  3.0
    [/U][/SIZE]
     
  12. molletta

    molletta Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 1, 2004
    Will be news for Lionsteel, molletta, KR.

    Sleipner have very good performance. Good toughness, excellent edge retenction and good resistance to corrosion although it is not a stainless steel.
     
  13. Aubrey

    Aubrey

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    Mar 28, 1999
    Cannot help it ... I want a Legion :D
     
  14. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    May also want to consider the new LionSteel M7. Both are Molletta designs, manufactured by LionSteel and use Sleipner steel full tang. M7 has a solid piece of Micarta whereas Legion is two pieces of G-10. Although Sleipner for both the hardness on M7 is 60-61 HRC vs. 56-60 HRC on the Legion. M7 has a 7 inch blade (6 inch cutting edge) vs. 6.7 inch on the Legion. Both are a stout 0.22 inches thick. They weigh the same and have nice kydex sheaths. M7 is $265 (satin, black blade is $275) vs. $290 for Legion. Tough choosing between the two but if I didn't already have a Legion I'd go with the M7 Satin. You get a bit more for a bit less.
     
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