This steel

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  1. sambarhunter

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  2. Ryan

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    Maybe.
    There's a lot of steel out there because there's a lot of different applications. Tool steels and knife steels that can be hardened to Rockwell 60 are not usually good barrel steel because they are too hard and won't take the stresses of gunfire well, possibly failing under those stresses.
     

  3. Von Gruff

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    If it was good for rife barrels, one of the manufacturers would have used it by now. That should tell us somethng
     

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    If it sounds like the do all, it probably doesn't or you'd hear more about it.
     

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    Uh, no thank you. It is a powder metallurgy product. It will either be perfect or imperfect. Imperfect will blow up in your face. That is why there are no powder metallurgy barrels.

    I like my steels, of good grain structure and made by a process that is proven.

    I hear cast billets, machined to blank diameter, deep hole drilled, cut or button rifled, stress relieved... works well. 4150, 4140, 416R....all work pretty well!
     

  6. Gert Odendaal

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    This is the steel I think will be great to use for stainless steel knife blades...maybe it is better than the N690 steel they sell here in South Africa..I wonder if I will be able to forge this new type of steel???(y)(y)(y)
     

  7. Hogpatrol

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    Glorified pot metal with specific applications, gun barrels not being one of them.
     

  8. Von Gruff

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    N690 is a very good knife steel
     

  9. Gert Odendaal

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    Von Gruff, yes I bought some lengths at Bohler steel company here is JHB. I want to start forging it...have you used this steel yet???N690??
     

  10. Mr. Zorg

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    Looks like similar end user properties of corrosion resistance plus keeping an edge. Spyderco has been making knoves for us scuba divers in a steel alloy coded H-1 for years.

    https://www.spyderco.com/catalog/details/C91YL/170

    I see Spyderco offers knives with alloy blades coded VG-10 now as well.

    I'm only a shadetree metallurgist. My first employer after finishing my degree didn't have a corrosion & metallurgy department, so I kind of grew into that role until I left them after 10 years service, in addition to my more formal job duties.
     

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    Yes, but by stock removal rather than forging Gert. and a friend uses a lot of it for his kitchen knives.
     

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