S30v heat treat

Discussion in 'Benchmade Knife Company' started by Knicked Digits, May 19, 2019.

  1. fly36gti


    May 28, 2016
    Was curious about that, when I took the tour I didn't see any heat treating facilities.
    And I also have never had a HT issue from BM.
    Thanks, Pete
  2. Twindog

    Twindog Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2004

    Wow! Some of those hardness findings are way off what is advertised. How would you like to buy a blade rated at 63 Rc and find it's really 56 Rc. Or a blade advertised at 60 Rc that's really 53 Rc.

    LA Police Gear has a knife with a hardness of 51.2 Rc. Lot of soft blades out there.

    In actual use, I've never had a problem with Benchmade, other than a little microchipping on early S30V, which was a problem lots of makers experienced.
    Mo2 likes this.

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