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Old 05-20-2013, 04:01 PM   #31
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Hahaha that's not a knife! This is a knife! ( in Australian accent)

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D2 is technically a tool steel.
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D2 is sometimes called a "semi-stainless". It has a fairly high chrome content (12%), but not high enough to classify it as stainless. It is more stain resistant than the carbon steels mentioned above, however. It has excellent wear resistance. D2 is much tougher than the premium stainless steels like ATS-34, but not as tough as many of the other non-stainless steels mentioned here. The combination of great wear resistance, almost-stainlessness, and good toughness make it a great choice for a number of knife styles. Bob Dozier is one maker who uses D2. Benchmade has begun using D2 in its Axis AFCK. Ref - D2 Steel Composition.

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The type of steel does not automatically determine the hardness of the steel. There are other factors involved, primarly the heat treating. Two knives made of the same steel can have significant differing properties.

Once again, for questions regarding the potential of specific steels, the article I posted the link to will answer most questions about knife steels.

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This is my EDC knife. Its a Cold Steel, My Brother gave it to me when i was 16, its been in my purse ever since. Im not sure how long he had it, but i know its gotten us both out of a few jams....Thick enough to use as a pry bar, and holds a razor edge. The steel is carbon5, which according to the very informative link, could mean just about anything.

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So I take it cold steel lives up to the hype huh. Awesome! I think my next knife will be the recon one after my crkt

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