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Did you guys place orders?
 
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Not yet Chechvar. I was doing just fine, thank you, until you caved and ordered your SPECWAR.


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Blame Ernie...I'm just the messenger... Razz
 
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Did you guys place orders?


Ummm. Aahhhhh. Ummmmm. aaahhhh

Maybe....

Big Grin

Had not planned on it, since I got the 938 until meeting the new Grunt tonight.

So...I'm down to 2, which means 1, had to get back to 3 so really 2. Haha

Problem is I want a custom Gentleman Jim, and a full size A-100 by year end


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I figure mine will be worth a half million by next Summer so I'll auction it off...save your small change... Razz
 
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I figure it is too rare an opportunity to have a pristine 2001 blade.




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The HC Serrated are still in stock... Smile
 
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Very nice, pristine, constructed with care. With the bolsters it will not be confused with a run assembled in 2001, but still cool. I like it better than I thought I would. And I thought I would like it.




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Sweet...That's some fast shipping too. Now, do you think this is one we should store for later, maybe to sell? Or should it be used? I don't know much, if anything, about Hard Chrome.
 
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I'm conflicted. I think it is most excellent to have a blade from history, 2001. I'd almost like to call them and ask them when in the year they think these were made. They may not be able to say, but the thought that they may have been making these blades while watching the coverage of the fallen towers (fell before opening of business for them), is just such a motivating thought.

As you noted above, the issue of sharpening vrs. chrome is a concern, though of course it was built to be used.

I think they could have a nice niche for value, though as I said before there will be no confusing them for 2001 built knives.

While not the final word I did find this on hard chrome

Hard chrome plating
Hard chrome, also known as industrial chrome or engineered chrome, is used to reduce friction, improve durability through abrasion tolerance and wear resistance in general, minimize galling or seizing of parts, expand chemical inertness to include a broader set of conditions (especially oxidation resistance, arguably its most famous quality), and bulking material for worn parts to restore their original dimensions.[5]

It is very hard, measuring between 65 to 69 HRC. Hard chrome tends to be thicker than decorative chrome, with standard thicknesses in nonsalvage applications ranging from 0.2 to 0.6 mm (200 to 600 µm), but it can be an order of magnitude thicker for extreme wear resistance requirements, in such cases 1 mm (1,000 µm) or thicker provides optimal results.

Unfortunately, such thicknesses emphasize the limitations of the process, which are overcome by plating extra thickness then grinding down and lapping to meet requirements or to improve the overall aesthetics of the "chromed" piece. [2]

Increasing plating thickness amplifies surface defects and roughness in proportional severity, because hard chrome does not have a leveling effect.[6] Pieces that are not ideally shaped in reference to electric field geometries (nearly every piece sent in for plating, except spheres and egg shaped objects) require even thicker plating to compensate for non-uniform deposition, and much of it is wasted when grinding the piece back to desired dimensions.

Modern "engineered coatings" do not suffer such drawbacks, which often price hard chrome out due to labor costs alone. Hard chrome replacement technologies outperform hard chrome in wear resistance, corrosion resistance, and cost.

Rockwell hardness 80 is not extraordinary for such materials. Using spray deposition, uniform thickness that often requires no further polishing or machining is a standard feature of modern engineered coatings. These coatings are often composites of polymers, metals, and ceramic powders or fibers as proprietary embodiments protected by patents or as trade secrets, and thus are usually known by brand names.

Hard chromium plating is subject to different types of quality requirements depending on the application, for instance, the plating on hydraulic piston rods are tested for corrosion resistance with a salt spray test.




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Wow. That's nice

Waiting for mine to get here


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Well, for the time being, mine will go straight into the safe next to my OBS.
 
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got one - black G-10, basic non-serrated, clip point, stone wash.

still not sure why. it is sitting in the box on my desk. Might give it to my daughter for Xmas...



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got one - black G-10, basic non-serrated, clip point, stone wash.

still not sure why. it is sitting in the box on my desk. Might give it to my daughter for Xmas...
What date and description was engraved on it?

That's a nice BDay present, she should love it.
 
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Hey SgtMac...Move over? That fixed Karambit is by far my favorite...Trying to figure how I'll carry it. I don't think I wanna go the Thunderwear route... Smile
 
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I checked my mail today and found a newly minted 2001 hardchrome specwar. It must have come on Friday or Saturday. This is my first Emerson and I can't really see any lack of fit or finish. I mean the blade is tight and I can see some machining marks around the liner but the lock is rock solid, the scales and the liner are matched up nicely and the blade is sharp. All in all it seems like a well made knife.
 
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Congratulations!

A good start to an expensive collection.




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Hey SgtMac...Move over? That fixed Karambit is by far my favorite...Trying to figure how I'll carry it. I don't think I wanna go the Thunderwear route... Smile


Move is over, thanks for asking. That's my only issue, trying to figure how to carry it. I wonder if someone make a sheath for it?
 
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I was serious about wearing it as a neck knife. Unscrew the plastic part and run a chain through it like a LaGriff. It would work if you were careful pulling it out.

Now legally, I'm guessing it's a fixed blade, so you have to find out the rules on that.
 
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