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    Anyone here make a knife from a wrench?

    I have a few of them in my knife collection and I don't believe I ever found out what kind
    of steel wrenches are made from? I assume they might contain chromium/vanadium/molybdenum
    but you know where 'assume' gets you.


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    ETA: I would like to know what exactly the steel used in wrenches as well.

    Wow....Those are pretty cool looking! Think you just gave me an idea for my first knife....lol

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    So no one knows what steel is used in a wrench?
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    Vanadium , resulting in a significant increase in the strength of the steel. There are two groups of vanadium containing steel alloy groups. Vanadium high-carbon steel alloys containing 0.15 to 0.25 percent vanadium and high speed tool steels (HSS) with a vanadium content ranges from 1 % to 5 %. For high speed tool steels, a hardness above HRC 60 can be achieved. HSS steel is used in surgical instruments and tools.

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    Those are cool!

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    Yay! Clydetz has invented the multi-tool!

    Step aside Mr Leatherman.....

    Enter Clydetz with his Knife and wrench combo!

    Looks WAY cooler than a Leatherman too.


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    Bruce Evans had made me a couple of knives and I noticed a wrench knife pictured on his website. Wound up sending him 8 different Craftsman wrenches to be made into knives. I liked the idea of adding some knives made from odd-ball stuff to my collection... J. Neilson made me 2 beautiful knives from a horseshoe as well as a railroad spike. I did some picture file hunting and found some pictures of the original 8...





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    Thanks for sharing Clydetz, those are very cool! I might be sacrificing some of my wrenches very soon

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    I figured that wrenches were plated with chrome or sumthin,i guess not.
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    Finally a good reason to buy a craftsman tool. Nice set Clydetz.
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    something like this was also on a dutch forum, this was posted by someone who we overhere all respect for his knowledge about steel types and also is a well known knifemaker posted this in the Netherlands:

    Re: Roodkoperen rug
    door AchimW op zo jan 04, 2009 6:05 pm

    Een aanmerking: de beste kwaliteit van sleutels (en die hier gebruikte GEDORE zijn top-gereedschappen) word gemaakt van staal 1.2208 = 31CrV3. Deze staal is niet geschikt om messen van te maken, want zelfs met de beste warmtebehandeling word het niet hard genoeg. Sorry.



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    Re: Red Copper back
    by AchimW as January 04, 2009 6:05 pm

    A consideration: the best quality of keys (and who used his top-GEDORE tools) is made of steel 1.2208 = 31CrV3. This steel is not suitable for blades of it, because even with the best heat treatment is not hard enough. Sorry.


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    That is way way to cool seen most but never that.
    Makes me smile.


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    Would that have a low nickel content also?
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