A2 Tool Steel and 440C Stainless Steel Plate for Laser Cutting Knife Blanks

A2 Tool Steel and 440C Stainless Steel Plate for Laser Cutting Knife Blanks


Finally got the two steel plates in for cutting
my blanks. The larger plate is A2 tool steel and the smaller plate is 440C stainless steel.
I will take these over later this week to the cnc laser to have them cut. I am going
to cut BK Neck Knives from the A2 tool steel plate and BK Skeleton Skinners out of the
440C stainless steel plate. If I can get it open. I bought one other plate before this
one it was 1095 carbon steel. Prior to that I was buying bar stock. This is the 440C stainless
steel one. It is 3/16″ thick 12″ x 36″. The A2 plate is also 3/16″ thick and 12.75″ x
48″. These are pretty heavy so they have to wrap it up good otherwise it will tear its
way out during shipping. That looks nice. I am hoping it will yield 70 knife blanks.
The laser guys are moaning because I want to get 70 blanks and they do not feel they
can do it. They feel they can only get 60. I am not completely sure what their concern
is. They have explained it and it does not make sense. Maybe after I have more experience
I will understand what they mean or they will see what I mean since they have no experience
in cutting this way either. Anyway that will be exciting for the next couple of weeks.
I will get those cut out. It will take them a week or two to get to it. Then I will do
a rough grind on them and send them to Peter’s heat treat. Get them back then start the finish
grinding. Stay tuned.

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