Great person and knives. I remember him starting out years ago doing primary grinds on a guided system. Love to see how far he has come and his process of making these from a machining perspective is mind blowing for me.
As for the steel. Nothing wrong with A2 in my opinion.
He tested a bunch...
Still have it as part of my collection but don’t carry it.
Been trying to get my designs done and made but it seems I am ending up with more of my own pieces in my pocket than what actually leaves the door 🤦
What are your uses?
Generally Cruwear will have more toughness and should be able to be ground thinner than S110V without experiencing chipping but I doubt you will see the full benefits without regrinding the PM2.
That being said we have seen some thin S110V in the past as well but the users...
Production wise you get some good classics, Buck 110 etc and more modern ones include Cold Steel and Spyderco.
That being said, for exceptional smooth backlocks there are custom makers making backlogs that are mind boggling smooth. Des Horn, J Oeser etc.
Beem running sewing machine oil/nano oil in my Inkosi since 2017. Never stripped.
been running grease/sewing machine oil/wd40 in Insingo since 2010.
No issues. We tend to over think things.
Grease does ad value at the lock interface IMO. All-Tap works great if you have a lock that is sticky.
Depending on the geometry I like a fully blended convex into a zero edge.
I have been experimenting with thick stock and thin stock trying to fond that sweet spot for a zero edge.
My main users are 0.01-0.015 inch behind the edge.
One I am enjoying is the reground AD15
Wish I could say yes, but don’t have the tools nor the time to push out knives. Work has been busy and was able to accomplish some pretty cool stuff.
I have been busy with 6 knives (not the one above) for the past year, 3 are scrapped to the f...it bucket due to me not making knives for a year...