In operation since 1998, BladeForums.com has led the industry since Day 1. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > Nov 1, 2019 #1. Is S45vn the only steel under consideration? Sort By: Quick view Compare Add to Cart. In this episode, Andy and Jason delve into the world of a relatively new steel: CPM-S35VN - they discuss why people love it and what you can find it in. Re: CPM REX 45 | Edge Performance. Toughness. I have run the gamut … Custom Field. It's not a consideration on S45V, its a done deal. Paid Subscribers don't see ads! Larrin Gold Member Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member. Hinderer XM-18 3.5" Black G-10 Spanto Edge Battle Bronze Working Finish S45VN Steel Blade Gen 6 Tri-Way Pivot System $425.00; Hinderer XM-18 3.5" Translucent Green G-10 Spanto Edge Battle Bronze Working Finish S45VN Steel Blade Gen 6 Tri-Way Pivot System $425.00; Hinderer XM-18 … They have worked out any brittleness or chipping and the steel is not quite the bear it used to be to sharpen. Blade Material: CPM-S45VN Stainless Steel. They’ll clean, oil, adjust, and re-sharpen your knife for free and even mail it back at no charge. The S45VN steel blade is easy to hone and maintain at home with a few swipes over a ceramic rod and leather strop. The S30V here has proven to be fine. Initial composition was developed by Niagara and then production and final composition refined by Crucible. Blade steel is totally a super important factor to consider when buying a knife, but wait a second—it isn’t the be-all, end-all. Product Videos. It has a G10 handle and a trailing-point blade that’s just over six inches in length and made of S45VN steel, a newer premium type from Crucible Industries that balances all properties. Anyway, CPM-S45VN does sound kinda boring marketing wise IMO. Premium. Bark River Knives: Petty Z - CPM S45VN - Burgundy Canvas Micarta - White Liners - Mosaic Pins Rating Required Select Rating 1 star (worst) 2 stars 3 stars (average) 4 stars 5 stars (best) The Cr and Mo addition provides corrosion resistance, hardenability, and secondary hardening. CPM S45VN. Steel: 2. Bark River Knives: Petty Z - CPM S45VN - Desert Ironwood - Red Liners #1 Rating Required Select Rating 1 star (worst) 2 stars 3 stars (average) 4 stars 5 stars (best) Name Baron Mind Member Posts: 378 Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:18 pm. CPM S45VN is the updated version of CPM-S35VN. According to the specs, toughness is slightly decreased, CPM S45VN has 11lbs on C notch, vs. 12lbs on S35vn steel, but better than 10lbs on earlier S30v steel. Crucible’s first major stainless […] This is not to say that S35VN is the best in every situation; we all know that there is no single “perfect” steel. Re: New Steel – Crucible S45VN. Overview. Looks like a nice, incremental improvement on S35vn. CPM S45VN(Crucible) - Newest knife steel from Crucible, announced in November 2019. The finished S35VN steel is made of 1.4% carbon, 14% chromium, 3% vanadium, 2% molybdenum and 0.5% niobium. It’s not the worst thing in the world, honestly not all that bad of a steel in the grand scheme of things, but if you’re paying over $50 you’d expect better. Top. Thanks to Niagara Specialty Metals for getting me a bar of S45VN for the experiments necessary for this article.. History of S45VN. Many would argue this is the ultimate in ‘mainstream’ knife steels and you would struggle to find any steel with better edge retention, toughness and stain resistance for the money. Crucible Industries CPM S35VN was born in 2009 from a desire to make Crucible’s earlier super steel, CPM S30VN, even better. See the datasheet here. May have to call and check some out. sal. Crucible Industries was the first company to have Industrial production of powder metallurgy tool steels in 1970. Crucible's CPM melting process makes steel more uniform down to the microscopic level for very stable, tough steel that is resistant to cracking or breaking. I saw s30v as a good mid range folding knife steel and s35 as a good mid range fixed(5-6 inch) blade steel, but nothing really stands out about them. Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by PiterM, Mar 4, 2020. The Nb content was bumped up to 1% from the 0.5% of S35VN and S45VN which will of course increase the amount of niobium carbide. S45VN is a steel that was developed by one of their metallurgists (Frank) as an improvement to S35VN. Since you like S35VN I think you are a good fit to try the new grade. The late stages of S30V’s life have actually been very good (truly late stages as Spyderco announced S45VN knives at SHOT Show this year and S45VN is a sequel to S30V’s sequel). Top. Thanks @PiterM! Thanks to John Dyess, Michael Foote, Xun Fan, and Mark Vanderwest for becoming Knife Steel Nerds Patreon supporters!. It is also easier to machine and polish than CPM S30V. Burr removal quick guide Its carefully tuned chemistry promotes the formation of more chromium carbides, while leaving larger amounts of free chromium available for corrosion resistance. His first Spyderco collaboration faithfully translates this novel design into a unique production folder with a hollow-ground CPM S45VN™ blade, a bead-blasted titanium handle, a Reeve Integral Lock (R.I.L. Post by Deadboxhero » Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:50 pm . Crucible/Niagara S45VN. It’s budget Chinese steel. In terms of mechanics and general usability, this is the same knife and the only difference is the new steel being used. CPM S35VN is a martensitic stainless steel designed to offer improved toughness over CPM S30V. C223GPFGR Spyderco Para 3 CPM S45VN Folding Knife $249.95. The chemistry has been rebalanced to improve corrison resistance, wear resistance and edge retention. CPM S45VN. Composition of CPM S45VN Steel Carbon 1.48% Chromium 16.00% Vanadium 3.00% Molybdenum 2.00% Niobium 0.50% Nitrogen 0.15%. ), and a blue-anodized folding “tail,” titanium pocket clip, and pivot-pin accent. CPM S35VN Steel Review Chris Reeve Knives PacificWhen Crucible Industries introduced its CPM S30V steel, blade-smiths and knife-lovers alike fell in love with it; the quality wear resistance, toughness, and machinability offered by the steel was equal to none other. Composition of CPM S45VN Steel Carbon 1.48% Chromium 16.00% Vanadium 3.00% Molybdenum 2.00% Niobium 0.50% Nitrogen 0.15%. They just have to use up the supply of S35V first. A couple points higher hardness may be just what I'm hoping for. More incremental than revolutionary, but it did test well and we're working with it. The steel has the same Cr and Mo content as S30V and S35VN. You can read more about powder metallurgy and its history in this article. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Spyderco Para 3 with CPM S45VN Steel Blade and Green G-10 Handle - C223GPFGR at Amazon.com. The Meatcrafter also debuts Benchmade’s new SelectEdge tech. It will release two knives in S45VN — the Para 3 and the PM 2. Its chemistry has been rebalanced so that it forms some niobium carbides along with vanadium and chromium carbides. Anyone who is buying knives at those prices can use diamond stones. In 2019, a decade later, Crucible introduced CPM-S45VN which essentially incorporates an extra dollop of chromium for a modest improvement in corrosion resistance. But if the edge should get dinged or dulled against bone, all you need to do is mail it in to Benchmade’s popular LifeSharp Service. Handle Material: G-10. People were calling it, “the best knife steel available,” and indeed, it might have been. Spyderco. I literally logged on over my lunch hour to see if this review was posted yet. I literally logged on over my lunch hour to see if this review was posted yet. Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers, https://knifesteelnerds.com/2019/11/01/crucible-s45vn-steel/, https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/new-cpm-grade.1692950/, (You must log in or sign up to reply here. The chemistry has been rebalanced to improve corrison resistance, wear resistance and edge retention. BTW that steel looks awesome and your Christmas tree is very inspirational. Just a note, I heat treated several more samples of M390, at lower hardness. Filter by Steel. New Steel – Crucible S45VN Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by Larrin, Nov 1, 2019. Quick view Compare Add to Cart. Read … I, for one, would welcome a (even slightly) upgraded steel in the CRK lineup. There are better steels suitable for each job. How would Z FiNit compare to it in holding it's edge. Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by Larrin, Nov 1, 2019. In operation since 1998, BladeForums.com has led the industry since Day 1. 4,061. Bark River Knives: Petty Z - CPM S45VN - Antique Bone Linen Micarta - Red Liners Rating Required Select Rating 1 star (worst) 2 stars 3 stars (average) 4 stars 5 stars (best) As always, a thorough informative article. Thanks. But there is definitely a favorite steel, and S35VN is that steel. Jan 17, 2004. If you’re not familiar with this particular knife, be sure to check out the detailed review I did on the Inkosi Insingo as an EDC knife. ). This steel is poised to be a more corrosion-resistant version of S35VN but is not a Spyderco exclusive. CPM® S45VN is a martensitic stainless steel specifically created to transcend its predecessors. S45VN is a new powder metallurgy stainless steel being produced by Crucible that has just been announced. Overall Weight: 3.4 oz. The new S45VN steel offers corrosion resistance like … Tanks for the great article. https://www.itstactical.com/warcom/knives/inkosi-s45vn-chris-reeve-knives/, (You must log in or sign up to reply here. CPM S45VN is the updated version of CPM-S35VN. Thanks Larrin! CPM S45VN is a collaboration between Crucible and Niagara Specialty Metals. Solid corrosion resistance, takes a good edge, easy to sharpen. Spyderco. Heat treat, blade geometry, the job at hand, and the sharpening of the blade all play a massive role in the performance of the steel. If you know anything about steel, you know that S30V is very good baseline steel. ). Just won’t hold that edge for very long. Deadboxhero Member Posts: 1285 Joined: Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:35 am. S45VN is a new powder metallurgy stainless steel being produced by Crucible that has just been announced.