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Coming Soon - 52100

Discussion in 'JapaneseKnifeSharpening / Dave Martell Knives' started by Dave Martell, Jan 25, 2018.

  1. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Professional Craftsman Founding Member

    I'm very happy to announce that I'll be offering a new carbon steel option for my Martell Knives and that is 52100! [​IMG]

    When I first started knifemaking I selected O1 for my carbon steel choice. This decision was made primarily because I needed security, to know 100% that I was putting out a good product. I knew that the heat treatment for O1 had been dialed in for ages and this was pretty much a sure thing. I've never been sorry for having gone this route but over time I've wanted to try different things, and until recently I couldn't get what I wanted to try the most - 52100.

    Recently, 52100 has been made available in the size sheets that I can work with, and when heat treated using state of the art tech, this steel becomes a great performer for thin edged kitchen knives like those we make. What I like about 52100 is it's ability, when heat treated properly, to be a pretty damn tough wear resistant steel with great edge holding ability that sharpens nicely - it's everything a knifemaker could hope for in a steel.

    Currently we have a decent quantity of 52100 headed to our waterjet cutting service. All of our patterns/sizes offered in O1 will now be made from 52100. O1 will be faded out.

    If you would be interested in getting on the list to have a Martell Knife made out of 52100 please shoot me a PM or email.

    This is exciting for me, I hope to bring some of you along for the ride. [​IMG]

  2. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Professional Craftsman Founding Member

  3. MattS

    MattS Founding Member

    Did you get your 2x72 grinder?
  4. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Professional Craftsman Founding Member

    Still waiting... :(
  5. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Professional Craftsman Founding Member

    So who's going to be first to get a Martell knife in 52100? [​IMG]

    BTW, since I don't know the costs to work this steel yet I'm going to intially price 52100 the same as O1. This means the initial 52100 knives will likely be less expensive than they will eventually end up being. Book now and save... Hint hint!
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2018

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