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Old 05-20-2013, 03:51 AM   #21
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Let me ask y'alls opinion on AUS-8 and 8cr14mov. What do y'all think. Are they worth buying or not

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I like D2 for all around good steel. Never had a problem sharpening D2 and it holds an edge well. I have a hunting knife that is AUS-8 that can't hold an edge worth a dam. It's the only AUS-8 that I own so maybe it just got a bad heat treatment job. I have a cheap little Kershaw with 8cr14mov that goes everywhere with me and gets worked over pretty hard. It stays sharp but only because I keep it that way.

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While D2 is technically a carbon steel, it is about as close as a carbon steel can get to being stainless. Very good corrosion resisitence.
D2 is technically a tool steel.
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Let me ask y'alls opinion on AUS-8 and 8cr14mov. What do y'all think. Are they worth buying or not
If it's Chinese steel, it probably is off-spec and poorly made. I've tested enough of it to know most of it is very poorly QCed.
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A very old Indian friend of mine spent his life tooling custom knives of every size shape and purpose, made things for museums as well, his blades were surgical sharp and durable as they come. Most of what he made in his little shop was out of automotive rear leaf springs and files, he said the steel was superior and cheap.

http://fultonhistory.com/Newspaper%2011/Geneva%20NY%20Daily%20Times/Geneva%20NY%20Daily%20Times%201969%20May-Jun%201969%20Grayscale/Geneva%20NY%20Daily%20Times%201969%20May-Jun%201969%20Grayscale%20-%200689.pdf

"Hand-crafted knives made of the finest sword steel will be demonstrated by Howard Lemery of Knoxboro."

Howard was the best, he was also cheap and almost never bought steel for his showpieces.

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A very old Indian friend of mine spent his life tooling custom knives of every size shape and purpose, made things for museums as well, his blades were surgical sharp and durable as they come. Most of what he made in his little shop was out of automotive rear leaf springs and files, he said the steel was superior and cheap.

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"Hand-crafted knives made of the finest sword steel will be demonstrated by Howard Lemery of Knoxboro."

Howard was the best, he was also cheap and almost never bought steel for his showpieces.
I think that it's 1095 IIRC.
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Nope, springs were 1060 or such usually. Less hard although still carbon steel, and better for a sword as more flexible. They have started to use 1095 in some heavy trucks now. Files are of course typically made of the harder carbon steels.

AUS-8? If it's a Spyderco, yes.

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Well I ask about AUS-8 because I hated that crkt m16 13dsfg. So I ordered the Ka Bar Tanto zombie killer instead. It has AUS-8 and all the things I can find about it are good. I would love to hear y'alls opinion

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Not US made? Probably pass. But shouldn't be awful steel and there is something to be said for stainless.

Why not buy a Marine Corp. 1095 steel Ka-Bar style fighting bayonet? Own a full length or middy AR!?

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Ha I would love that man. However I am focused on an EDC folder for now

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