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#3228584 - 01/16/20 06:18 PM Knife Steel
soup Offline
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Registered: 12/28/04
Posts: 209
Loc: NE,USA
Gents ,
Iíve got a knife made about 15 or 20 years ago by a knife maker named Ramon from NJ .
The steel is BG42 . Iím wondering if anyone knows much about this steel ?
The sheath he made is leather with a couple of very thin magnets in it , keeps the knife secured even upside down.

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.
Soup


Edited by soup (01/16/20 06:20 PM)

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#3228595 - 01/16/20 07:26 PM Re: Knife Steel [Re: soup]
GC Offline
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Registered: 04/21/01
Posts: 16553
Loc: Missouri
It's good stuff. At one time BG-42 was a premium steel used by a lot of custom knifemakers. I have owned several knives with BG-42 and always been very satisfied with it's performance.
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#3245883 - 06/02/20 09:04 AM Re: Knife Steel [Re: GC]
Bob_Atl Offline
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Registered: 01/09/15
Posts: 2159
Loc: in the field, or not..
Its a high quality stainless, good edge retention, hard on manufacturing equipment.
Buck offered a few models from their custom shop up until ~2008.
Was once compared to D2 for durability and sharp edge.

link: BG-42 composition


Edited by Bob_Atl (06/02/20 12:02 PM)
Edit Reason: added link
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#3246593 - 06/13/20 10:47 AM Re: Knife Steel [Re: Bob_Atl]
soup Offline
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Registered: 12/28/04
Posts: 209
Loc: NE,USA
Thank you fellows for the information.
I lent it to a guide on a bear hunt in Manitoba , actually it was a taxidermist they brought in , when I got it back I noticed several scratches. No nicks or chips but I was not happy .
My wife and children had that made for me as a gift .

Thank you once again, be safe and have a nice weekend .
Semper Fi
Soup

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#3246603 - 06/13/20 01:25 PM Re: Knife Steel [Re: soup]
Bob_Atl Offline
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Registered: 01/09/15
Posts: 2159
Loc: in the field, or not..
Depending on how much metal you'll allow to be removed, they can be taken out. fwiw..
maybe show us in a pic ?
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#3246881 - 06/18/20 12:02 PM Re: Knife Steel [Re: soup]
Bob Azadi Offline
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Registered: 06/18/20
Posts: 12
Loc: AZ
Hi Guys. New here! I make knives and have a metal fab and materials background. You can polish out the scratches no problem. Just be careful not to overheat the edge if you are using something like a buffing wheel. If the steel turns colors under your polisher then you're in trouble.

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#3246905 - 06/18/20 07:10 PM Re: Knife Steel [Re: Bob Azadi]
Bob_Atl Offline
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Registered: 01/09/15
Posts: 2159
Loc: in the field, or not..
Welcome to PM Bob.
You make a really good point, when I formed fixed blade hunters from heat-treated blanks,
always sprayed water to keep the metal from over-heating.
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