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Blade Steels - Have We Been Fleeced By Marketing?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by rogatsby, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. Cosmodragoon


    Jan 1, 2019
    I doubt that things neatly divide into users versus collectors. I have ten or twelve pocket knives and at least four of them are in my EDC rotation. Most were at one point or another. When they stay out long enough, they get sold or traded unless I have a sentimental attachment.

    I think the idea is that when a "superior" material is out there, we should have it. Even if we are only comparing the idea of that material, older and more commonplace materials can become relatively boring or "old". Being on a limited budget might have helped me a bit with this but I still really like 14C28N and VG-10. In fact, I prefer either to the D2 that's becoming standard among otherwise nicer budget knives from China.
  2. Black Oak Bladeworks

    Black Oak Bladeworks KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 5, 2019
    I agree. Very well said.

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