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Loving the Joker no74 but is it carbon steel?

Discussion in 'Edged Tools' started by Sieddy, Jan 25, 2019.

  1. Sieddy

    Sieddy Full Member

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    Hi guys I got myself a Joker 74 slippy yesterday after umming and ahhing over them for ages. Wish I'd got one sooner as I really love it!
    The olive scales are gorgeous, the handle shape is a great width and comfy , the blade shape is ideal for most tasks (including spreading butter!) and the back spring is fantastically strong. The spring combined with a deep choil assure that the blade isn't going to close on my fingers. Also having the forefinger on the choil gives a nice four finger grip and brings the cutting edge safely right up to the hand. It going to be a great whittler!
    Last night I gave the scales a rub in Olive oil and drove the blade into a spud. I pulled it out a few hours later and was surprised that the blade was barely affected! I then gave it a coating of mustard and left it longer but still no patina developed. It says Carbonno on the blade but I'm wondering if it is carbon steel as it is not tarnishing? Moras and Opinels seem to develop patina even when they're waved near spuds and apples! Anybody had a similar experience or have insight on Joker carbon blades?
    Sos for the lack of pics I'll pop some on tonight. Cheers
     
  2. HillBill

    HillBill Bushcrafter through and through

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    From what I can gather, they are made with Toledo steel. Which sounds like it is laminated steel. Hard carbon core with softer outer layers. It may be that these outer layers have a higher corrosion resistance. Hard to know though as I cant find much info on it other than wiki.

    They do a stainless version but that is No77

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toledo_steel
     
  3. Wayland

    Wayland Hárbarðr

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    Mine doesn't tarnish much either but it holds a wicked edge and is definitely my favourite slippie.
     
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    nunzionuk Full Member

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    Sure its the carbon steel model? I've got their stainless steel one, which is lovely and holds its edge well.
     
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    Wayland Hárbarðr

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    Like Seiddy's mine says Carbono on the blade too.

    It's has a few spots of tarnish but not much considering how much it is used.

    This is my EDC.
     
  6. Sieddy

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    Cheers for the input fellas. It's great to hear another cheer for the humble joker Weyland!
    I don't mind much either way as long as I can sharpen it. I'm useless at sharpening and can only get a serviceable edge on carbon Moras and Opinels!
     
  7. Janne

    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    That is exactly what you need, a serviceable edge!

    Nothing less, nothing Mora!
    :)
     
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    Wayland Hárbarðr

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    The only thing I would add is a lanyard loop of some kind.

    Maybe I wouldn't have lost my first one then.
     
  9. Sieddy

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    My thoughts exactly mate!
    I was even thinking about just drilling a hole through the end of the handle! :)
    Here's some pics of mine _20190125_181420.JPG _20190125_181516.JPG _20190125_181554.JPG DSC_0163.JPG
     
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    Wayland Hárbarðr

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    I've thought about doing the same.

    Nice grain on your scales.
     
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    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Future archeological finds!
     
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