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May 20

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Someone called us out for not posting enough pictures and updates here. Please visit (and Like) our Facebook page at http://facebook.com/SummitMaterials for more regular updates and a ton of pictures. Thanks!

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Apr 01

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Cools pics of some SM-100 Tom Mayo blanks pre and post-heat treat – he’s one of the few we know that do all grinding after heat treat!

Mayo's SM-100 knife blanks.

Mayo’s blanks pre-heat treat.

Mayo's SM-100 blanks post-heat treat.

Mayo’s blanks post-heat treat.

 

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Mar 19

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And now here are Duane’s SM-100 HIPTiNite fixed blades before and after heat treat.  We hope to have a picture of the finished products in a few weeks to share with you as well.

Strider SM-100 fixed blades.

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Mar 15

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Our dear friend Duane Dwyer of Strider Knives shipped us some SM-100 folders and fixed blades to heat treat for him.  Here’s a before and after of the folders – fixed blades to follow soon.  Not sure anyone can compete with Duane’s grinds!

Strider SM-100 folders

Folders pre-heat treat

Strider SM-100 folders.

Dwyer SM-100 folders post-heat treat.

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Feb 06

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A prototype SM-100 (HIPTiNite) Duane Dwyer blade unveiled at this year’s SHOT Show.  This is why he is the King!

Dwyer SM-100 (HIPTiNiTE) knife.

Dwyer SM-100 (HIPTiNiTE) knife.

 

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Jan 30

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It was a long time coming, but finally got a prototype Dama-Ti piece out to Les.  We changed the process about 180 degrees, but pushed these parts through since they are quite cool.

Les George Dama-Ti logo

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Jan 18

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A cool SM-100 picture showed up at USN recently of two Calavera Cutlery El Patron’s and a Tom Mayo classic.

Steevens-SM-100-knives

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Dec 18

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We are quite excited to show off Tom Mayo’s first SM-100 creation, which is wicked sharp!

Tom Mayo SM-100 folder

Tom Mayo SM-100 folder

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Dec 13

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We wrapped up our five month 3.5% salt water corrosion tests – pictures speak for themselves.

Samples right before being removed from the solution.

SM-100 corrosion test

Right after removing from solution – the waves on the SM-100 are due to using an as-rolled sampled.

Close-up of S30V and 440C “stainless” after scrubbing rust off.

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Dec 07

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We had the opportunity to heat treat a really cool SM-100 knife from Wane Ward.  Here are the before and after heat treat shots.

Wane Ward's SM-100 knife pre-heat treat.

Wane Ward's SM-100 knife post-heat treat.

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