CPM S45VN is a collaboration between Crucible and Niagara Specialty Metals. Looks like a nice, incremental improvement on S35vn. 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. Thanks @PiterM! Product Videos. The S30V here has proven to be fine. 4,061. 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. In 2019, a decade later, Crucible introduced CPM-S45VN which essentially incorporates an extra dollop of chromium for a modest improvement in corrosion resistance. The S45VN steel blade is easy to hone and maintain at home with a few swipes over a ceramic rod and leather strop. They just have to use up the supply of S35V first. CPM S45VN. Top. In terms of mechanics and general usability, this is the same knife and the only difference is the new steel being used. C223GPFGR Spyderco Para 3 CPM S45VN Folding Knife $249.95. The chemistry has been rebalanced to improve corrison resistance, wear resistance and edge retention. 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. Anyone who is buying knives at those prices can use diamond stones. Initial composition was developed by Niagara and then production and final composition refined by Crucible. Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by PiterM, Mar 4, 2020. sal. 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) A couple points higher hardness may be just what I'm hoping for. Composition of CPM S45VN Steel Carbon 1.48% Chromium 16.00% Vanadium 3.00% Molybdenum 2.00% Niobium 0.50% Nitrogen 0.15%. Since you like S35VN I think you are a good fit to try the new grade. 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. 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. ). Re: CPM REX 45 | Edge Performance. Crucible Industries CPM S35VN was born in 2009 from a desire to make Crucible’s earlier super steel, CPM S30VN, even better. CPM S45VN is the updated version of CPM-S35VN. Just won’t hold that edge for very long. Jan 17, 2004. CPM S45VN is the updated version of CPM-S35VN. 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. Custom Field. 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. Composition of CPM S45VN Steel Carbon 1.48% Chromium 16.00% Vanadium 3.00% Molybdenum 2.00% Niobium 0.50% Nitrogen 0.15%. 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 … Steel: 2. It will release two knives in S45VN — the Para 3 and the PM 2. https://www.itstactical.com/warcom/knives/inkosi-s45vn-chris-reeve-knives/, (You must log in or sign up to reply here. 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). CPM S45VN. Crucible’s first major stainless […] S45VN is a new powder metallurgy stainless steel being produced by Crucible that has just been announced. As always, a thorough informative article. ), and a blue-anodized folding “tail,” titanium pocket clip, and pivot-pin accent. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > Nov 1, 2019 #1. Premium. How would Z FiNit compare to it in holding it's edge. This is not to say that S35VN is the best in every situation; we all know that there is no single “perfect” steel. See the datasheet here. In operation since 1998, BladeForums.com has led the industry since Day 1. But there is definitely a favorite steel, and S35VN is that steel. CPM S35VN is a martensitic stainless steel designed to offer improved toughness over CPM S30V. 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. In operation since 1998, BladeForums.com has led the industry since Day 1. I literally logged on over my lunch hour to see if this review was posted yet. The finished S35VN steel is made of 1.4% carbon, 14% chromium, 3% vanadium, 2% molybdenum and 0.5% niobium. Spyderco. Crucible Industries was the first company to have Industrial production of powder metallurgy tool steels in 1970. Is S45vn the only steel under consideration? The steel has the same Cr and Mo content as S30V and S35VN. Burr removal quick guide Thanks. Larrin Gold Member Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member. Post by Deadboxhero » Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:50 pm . 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. New Steel – Crucible S45VN Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by Larrin, Nov 1, 2019. Its carefully tuned chemistry promotes the formation of more chromium carbides, while leaving larger amounts of free chromium available for corrosion resistance. 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. It’s budget Chinese steel. Overview. Just a note, I heat treated several more samples of M390, at lower hardness. I have run the gamut … 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. The Cr and Mo addition provides corrosion resistance, hardenability, and secondary hardening. Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by Larrin, Nov 1, 2019. 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. You can read more about powder metallurgy and its history in this article. 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. They’ll clean, oil, adjust, and re-sharpen your knife for free and even mail it back at no charge. This steel is poised to be a more corrosion-resistant version of S35VN but is not a Spyderco exclusive. Crucible/Niagara S45VN. If you know anything about steel, you know that S30V is very good baseline steel. 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. Spyderco. It is also easier to machine and polish than CPM S30V. ). Solid corrosion resistance, takes a good edge, easy to sharpen. More incremental than revolutionary, but it did test well and we're working with it. There are better steels suitable for each job. 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. Thanks to John Dyess, Michael Foote, Xun Fan, and Mark Vanderwest for becoming Knife Steel Nerds Patreon supporters!. Thanks to Niagara Specialty Metals for getting me a bar of S45VN for the experiments necessary for this article.. History of S45VN. It's not a consideration on S45V, its a done deal. 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 Handle Material: G-10. CPM S45VN(Crucible) - Newest knife steel from Crucible, announced in November 2019. Toughness. Anyway, CPM-S45VN does sound kinda boring marketing wise IMO. May have to call and check some out. Sort By: Quick view Compare Add to Cart. Re: New Steel – Crucible S45VN. S45VN is a steel that was developed by one of their metallurgists (Frank) as an improvement to S35VN. Thanks Larrin! The Meatcrafter also debuts Benchmade’s new SelectEdge tech. Deadboxhero Member Posts: 1285 Joined: Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:35 am. 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. 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. Quick view Compare Add to Cart. The new S45VN steel offers corrosion resistance like … Paid Subscribers don't see ads! Overall Weight: 3.4 oz. 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. 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. Its chemistry has been rebalanced so that it forms some niobium carbides along with vanadium and chromium carbides. Filter by Steel. Read … Baron Mind Member Posts: 378 Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:18 pm. I, for one, would welcome a (even slightly) upgraded steel in the CRK lineup. Top. Tanks for the great article. 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) People were calling it, “the best knife steel available,” and indeed, it might have been.