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The Development of High Vanadium Steels, M4, and the First Tool Steels Book

Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by Larrin, Apr 16, 2018 at 7:38 AM.

  1. Larrin

    Larrin Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2004
    Some questions answered in this article:

    What led to the switch from tungsten to molybdenum-alloy high speed steels?

    Who developed M4 steel and how?

    What led to the development of high vanadium steels?

    Who was James P. Gill and why was he so awesome?

    http://knifesteelnerds.com/2018/04/16/the-development-of-first-tool-steels-book/
     
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  2. timos-

    timos- KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 22, 2012
    great read! thank you larrin
     
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  3. Larrin

    Larrin Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2004
    Being a metallurgy historian might be more difficult than being a metallurgist. :)
     
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  4. A.McPherson

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

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    Jan 27, 2012
    Interesting stuff! Thanks for posting it Larrin!!
     
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  5. Willie71

    Willie71 Warren J. Krywko. Part Time Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 23, 2013
    Best article yet. Vanadium steels are my favourite to work with. Love the history of this. :thumbsup:
     
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  6. Larrin

    Larrin Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2004
    Alright!
     
  7. Richard338

    Richard338 Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 3, 2005
    Interesting! I was surprised to read that Gill went to school where I now work...
     
  8. Larrin

    Larrin Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2004
    Rolla has a good metallurgy department.
     
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