Try old Forrester rye.
I've had it once at a friend's. Its very good. Should be in that price range.
Also high west double rye.
High west rendezvous rye. (60ish??)
I'd recommend the rendezvous rye. Its excellent.
I would say a little more difficult.
Its actually pretty easy to sharpen.
But to be fair I always sharpen vanax on diamond plates.
20/14 micron plate.
Coarse strop compound to pop off burr.
Then white and green compound.
Followed with 1 micron diamond emulsion on ultra...
For me my overall favorite is Zwear for tool steel. I've used it the most. Super tough. Excellent edge holding for its class. 63HRC is awesome. 4V also fits in here. Same reasons just more edge holding.
Another favorite is K390/CPM 10V class steels. High hardness thin edges are amazing. The...
I'm gonna second that its a troll post.
I run my LC200N at 60HRC (typically 60. Sometimes 59/60 by PHT)
I've never had that issue. Its super tough. Super easy to get screaming sharp. Never chipped or rolled excessively like the OP states.
Its one of my favorite stainless steels. A bit funky...
Here's a few tips on an old fashioned.
A precise jigger really helps.
1.5 oz bourbon (can also use 2 oz)
0.25 oz simple syrup (or to taste)
2 dashes of bitters of your choice
Cherry (I skip the cherry)
1. Ice cube in lowball glass
2. Simple syrup onto ice
3. Bitters onto ice/...