A letter from Lynn Thompson. Dear BladeForums, We regret to inform you that the knives made from A-2 steel will not be delivered. We have made two attempts to obtain high quality A-2 steel but in both instances the steel was found to be inferior and knives made from it could not pass our high standard. We will be switching the knives in question to 4034 Stainless which we can obtain in very high quality and which has proven to be extremely tough and strong in our tests. Sincerely, Lynn C. Thompson President - Cold Steel, Inc. _____________________________ Open discussion below, I've got my flame suit on.