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Old 05-19-2013, 04:31 AM   #11
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Yep, if I like a knife I aways try to have a spare in case something happens to one.
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:21 PM   #12
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Well my newest knife is a CRKT special forces Tanto M-16 and it has 8cr14mov steel. I like that steel a lot. It's not as high quality as s30v but it has its qualities that make me like it.

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Carbon steel, only problem is that it can be hard to sharpen
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1095 high carbon, sharpens easy, gets really sharp, keeps an edge
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1095 high carbon, sharpens easy, gets really sharp, keeps an edge
I find carbon steel to be hard to sharpen
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I kinda like damascus steel.
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I find carbon steel to be hard to sharpen
I don't see why. Carbon steel is a lot easier to sharpen than stainless and gets much sharper. It just doesn't hold an edge as well.
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I don't see why. Carbon steel is a lot easier to sharpen than stainless and gets much sharper. It just doesn't hold an edge as well.
I can never seem to get a good edge on my Ka-Bar USMC, and that's carbon steel, it might just be my knife or my sharpener
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I have more trouble with my spyderco persistence with the 8cr13mov steel keeping it sharp. But when talking steel there is always a trade off somewhere. Either giving up some toughness for hardness or the other way around or giving up corrosion resistance. I like high carbon steel a lot that being said. On the other hand I like most steels and only hate on the lowest grades. For instance anything lower than AUS-6
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Hmmm...

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These might help a tad.

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