CWF – Dare Mighty Things

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Dare Mighty Things


  Theodore Roosevelt
26th President of the U.S. 

It is not the critic who counts; nor the one who points out how the strong person stumbled, or where the doer of a deed could have done better.

The credit belongs to the person who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; who does actually strive to do deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotion, spends oneself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at worst, if he or she fails, at least fails while daring greatly.

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those timid spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.

Challenge ourselves to innovate stronger & tougher steels, directly translate to lighter vehicles/vessels/train/etc (reducing transportation fuel consumption) and use/consume less steel for variety of infrastructures. Helping ourselves and future generations by reduce CO2 emission.

CWF – Conceptual Solutions by build structures within crystal lattice.

Heat Treat – An application of CWF.

Edge – Validation.

Quench step of CWF HT – 7 minutes video

Rockwell Hardness readings (+- 1rc)

AEB-L blade
  50rc after slow cooled to room temperature
  59rc after cryo dipped and warmed to room temperature
  64rc after 275F soaked and cooled to room temperature

420HC blade
  62rc after 275F soaked and cooled to room temperature

8Cr13MoV blade
  63rc after 275F soaked and cooled to room temperature

Enlan8Cr(knife 1) el-01 factory 58rc: did poorly cutting cardboard. Whittle bone & nail = ugly rolls inspite of thick edge geometry

Enlan8Cr(knife 2) el-01 cwf re-ht 63rc edge geometry 0.015″BET/15dps: easily out cut BM940-s30v and many production knives with hardness < 61rc. Whittle bone & nail = ripple & tiny chips, however lower magnitude than elan8cr knife 1

Buck420hc factory 59rc: performed very well, easily out cut Enlan8Cr factory. Rolled badly whittled bone & nail

Buck420hc cwf re-ht 62rc: Out performed factory. Elan8cr Knife 2 (cwf ht) out cut(cardboard) this buck. Whittle bone & nail = ripple & micro chips but less deep than rolled of factory edge.

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