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Kind of like this:sbrug: Add a set of Micarta handles and a kydex sheath.

"D-2 will through sparks from a piece of flint, D-2 is a high carbon tool steel"
 

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nice SAM
 

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D2 steel too! You can buy one of these for 54 bucks and sheath and para cord. I cannot make em that cheap no way! I first thought about doing knives in 1095 but man D2 looks really good on blade edge retention but the only thing is you really have to know what your doing on the hardening and temper process.

D2 is less prone to rust than carbon with some superior characteristics.
 

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I'd like to see it with the Micarta on it.
 

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Yes from I have been finding out about D2,,may be the best all around steel in between high carbon and stainless.
 

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D2 is very wear resistant and can take heavy shock loads. There is a lot of it being used on Cat equipment. It was a big selling point for them. Dick
 

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I would like to have a temp controlled knife forge,,,,,you can do D2 at 1900 for an hour and air quench but the blade has to be sealed in stainless foil so no oxygen gets to the blade. I think the tempering process is an hour at 375 in an oven? We will expect pictures Webster!!!!!!!!
 

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Scales are a must for me. I can't work very long with a skeleton handle. I do like D2
I have investigated blade steels for a couple of years and D2 has to be it. I want a striker for ferro rods etc and D2 really holds an edge superior.
 

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Sam.

I just ordered a blank from Jantz Supply, with CPMS 30V steel.
equivalent to D2 in characteristics, but with a higher Chromium content.

Really looking forward to making it up with buffalo horn scales.
 
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