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Offline Tiger1358

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D2 Steel for Game Processing?
« on: September 19, 2018, 02:00:13 PM »
Pretty sure there are several knife makers on this forum, was wondering how D2 does when processing game. I got tons of knives for myself, just wanted to send a D2 knife as a gift to someone who's a hunter and I've never really used that steel, so can't say anything about it.

Does anybody have any experience using D2 for field dressing or just overall meat processing. Does blood really affect that steel, since it's "semi-stainless"? Any chipping when cutting the bone or so forth?

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Re: D2 Steel for Game Processing?
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2018, 02:15:52 PM »
I haven't worked with D2 myself but have notes on a lot of steels for forging and knife making.
I know its a great strong steel and good knife steel. It does not polish well and is more prone to corrosion/rust. So make sure it is clean and dry after use.
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Re: D2 Steel for Game Processing?
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2018, 09:33:37 PM »
I haven't worked with D2 myself but have notes on a lot of steels for forging and knife making.
I know its a great strong steel and good knife steel. It does not polish well and is more prone to corrosion/rust. So make sure it is clean and dry after use.

They sell the ones with black coating on the blade, which protects from corrosion (at least that's what they claim) but that coating usually comes off early.

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Re: D2 Steel for Game Processing?
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2018, 09:08:48 AM »
properly heat treated, D2 is AWESOME! if you're buying from a known, reputable maker, I'd have no qualms about a knife in D2.

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Re: D2 Steel for Game Processing?
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2018, 07:19:17 AM »
I made my current hunting knife out of D2 and it worked very well, just have to let them know to take proper care of it.

 


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