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Subject:
Odd thing about CTS-XHP wear resistance
Response To:
Re: My suspicion... ()

Wiley Horne
Until I ground and then honed XHP, I thought that a given steel would respond in a consistent way to all abrasion tests. Not so sure now.

We on this forum reference three different tests of wear resistance: (1)the ASTM data sheets, (2) the resistance to metal removal during sharpening on medium X (oil stone, water stone, etc), and (3) resistance to dulling in use (edge-holding).

XHP seems to excel in items 1 and 3, but is less resistant (in item 2) to honing on natural stones than one would expect. In fact, I found it honed more easily than I expected, because it was fairly resistant to grinding.

Now, during honing (in my case on natural Japanese stones) it did not give up a lot of metal, but it got quickly sharp—in other words, natural stones cut the carbides in XHP, and did not just worry away the matrix.

Question: Is the mechanism of metal removal from XHP the same whether it occurs during ASTM testing, or grinding on CBN, or honing on natural stones, or planing beech? Or does the metal removal mechanism vary according to the challenge?

Wiley

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