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80CrV2 steel

Discussion in 'Steel, Hardware, & Handle Material' started by Grayzer86, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. Grayzer86

    Grayzer86 Active Member

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    Just curious if any of you fine gents has used any of this steel before. I have found very little info on it but what I have found was quite positive. It is apparently similar to L6 without the nickel. The other statement that got me really interested is that it's said to basically be a 5160 on steroids, more carbon, more chromium for corrosion resistance, and vanadium for fine grain. To me a more corrosion resistant, finer grained, tougher 5160, would make some pretty awesome larger blades and choppers. I was curious to know if anyone has experience with it.
     
  2. Brad

    Brad Active Member

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    I have been curious as well but have not found out much. I would love to try some and see what its like
     
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    Brad Active Member

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    Next time I make an order I'm going to get some and see. If I get any time this winter I would like to make two knives one from 5160 and the other 80CrV2 and do a little testing
     
  4. Grayzer86

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    I was planning to order some too, but Rob is crazy low on pretty much everything I was after right now so I will wait until he gets more steel in so I can refill all at once instead of in separate orders. I am interested to try it out against some other steels. Chuck Bybee told me that it is identical to the 1080+ from Alpha knife supply so there may be some that have tried it. He said that they changed the name to 1080+ because makers were hesitant to try the steel since 80CrV2 sounds Chinese but isn't. I will get some forsure but am months away from having my shop back running so I still have time to do more research.
     
  5. metal99

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    Hey man, some reading I've done on it and what Rob has posted about it pretty much puts it with 1080-1084. When you were referring to a juiced up 5160 were you maybe thinking of another steel? 5160 has more chrome then 80CrV2.
     
  6. Grayzer86

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    Everyone was talking about the damn chromium but you are absolutely right Jules lol, 5160 has more. I think the juiced up 5160 reference is due to the higher carbon and the addition on vanadium. The 80 also has molybdenum and nickel that the 5160 doesn't so maybe it is the Nickle that helps with corrosion resistance a bit. Not really sure at this point.
     
  7. Rob W

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    80crv2 - heard great results in the bird n trout type blades , I'll try some...........its on the too try list........eventually...........making knives is like drinking fine red wine , so many options , not enough time !!
    all a guy can do is keep on trying them all !
     

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