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Your career starts here.
June 01, 2012

Where do we begin? Simplytoolsteel is the result of many things that have happened during my 30 year career in the tool steel industry. During my years in the tool steel industry, I would receive many calls or request for information about tool steels.

These questions consisted of many topics, such as:

What tool steel works the best for (fill in the blank)?
How long should I leave my tool in the furnace?
What grade of steel makes the ultimate knife?
Why does my tool always chip out?
How do I machine/grind this stuff?

Simplytoolsteel adresses these questions and many more so that the tool maker may gain a better understanding of tool steel and its' role in the manufacturing process.

We would like to take you on a journey through the tool steel world. Hopefully, this journey will help you in your career interest. We think that the best way to start this jouney is by answering the most basic question of:
What is tool steel?

With 30 years of practical heat treating experience, we have also received many inquiries regarding the heat treatment of various tool steel grades. These questions have ranged from recordkeeping to austenizing to failures in use. In order to reduce the problems that may occur from heat treating, I would like to begin the heat treating journey by providing the heat treater with an

Introduction to Heat Treating

Some of my favorite inquiries have been from the artists that are employed in the knifemaking industry. Both commercial and hobbyist knifemakers have been an inspiration in the development of I know of no other industry where the craftsmen debate the characteristics and performance of tool steel more than the knife makers. Custom knives can be captivating and the artists are very talented.

Quality and performace are very important for this artist, Mercworx. This company produces their finely crafted knives by hand from high-quality stainless steel. The VORAX Chili is a 6" combat blade crafted from CPM S30V stainless steel.

Mercworx Handmade VORAX Combat Knife Chili Pepper Handle 6" S30V Blade - $450.00

Mercworx Handmade VORAX Combat Knife Chili Pepper Handle 6" S30V Blade

Try one today !!

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