How do you make a great knife even better? Make it with CPM 3V Steel! We asked LT Wright Handcrafted Knives to do the GNS with CPM 3V steel and they kindly obliged.
The LT Wright Knives GNS knife has been a best seller for good reason and it is now available with CPM 3V "Super Steel". It is a fantastic outdoor knife! The size and blade profile fit it in the "sweet spot" for a lot of bushcraft tasks and the handle is very comfortable for extended periods of hard use. The handles slabs are attached with fisheye bolts and two ton epoxy for a lifetime of heavy use and the spine is sharpened square to throw a good spark while using a firesteel.
A heavy duty leather dangler sheath is included. The dangler can be removed so the knife can be carried in the "high ride" position if desired.
Please Note: The "X" stamped on the right side of the blade denotes that the steel is CPM 3V
About CPM 3V Steel
CPM 3V is a high toughness, wear-resistant tool steel made by the Crucible Particle Metallurgy process. The CPM process produces very homogeneous, high quality steel characterized by superior dimensional stability, grindability and toughness compared to other steels produced by conventional processes. CPM 3V was designed to provide maximum resistance to breakage and chipping in a high wear-resistance steel. This "super steel" offers impact resistance greater than A2, D2, Cru-Wear, or CPM M4, approaching the levels provided by S7 and other shock resistant grades. CPM 3V is intended to be used at 58/60 HRC in applications where chronic breakage and chipping are encountered in other tool steels, but where the wear properties of a high alloy steel are required. The wear and toughness properties of CPM 3V make it an excellent alternative to shock-resistant steels such as S7 or A9, where they typically wear out too quickly, but where grades such as A2, CruWear, or CPM M4 tend to fail by breaking or chipping. CPM 3V offers the highest impact toughness of any tool steel with this range of wear resistance.
While not considered a true stainless steel, CPM3V is considered by some to be a "semi" stainless steel and does exhibit some stainless steel qualities while costing less than a true high-grade stainless steel. One of our customers gave us a great testimony about the stainless qualities of CPM 3V steel. He wanted to put a patina on the blade so he tried vinegar with no effect, then mustard with no effect and finally lemon juice which had no effect!
Carbon - 0.80 %
Chromium - 7.50 %
Vanadium - 2.75%
Molybdenum - 1.30%