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How Durable is Your Super Stainless Ladder Damascus Steel Blade

Discussion in 'Delta-Z Knives' started by Eric Isaacson, Oct 5, 2000.

  1. Eric Isaacson

    Eric Isaacson Pirate

    Dec 19, 1999
    I was checking out your website and have fallen in love with your Damascus lockbacks. But how durable is the steel as far as edge retention and scratch resistant? I have never owned a Damascus blade before and wonder how it looks after some use. Also what about everyday carry(light use, of course). Is it practical for such a thing. I usually carry at least a couple of knives so it wouldn't get any hard labor but it might find itself in a pocket with change or similar. How are the handles going to hold up to that? BTW I am not a sheath person, but realize this would probably be the best. Sorry for all the questions.
    I almost forgot I was looking at this knife DZ-5207-MB. So it is the style in question.
    Thanks

    Eric


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  2. Eric Isaacson

    Eric Isaacson Pirate

    Dec 19, 1999
    Hello,
    It is me again, I like the look of the raindrop damascus in the DZ-5203-MO model the best so I have ordered it. But am curious how this will hold up under light daily use and if there are any special precautions I need to take with it. I plan on using the tuf-cloth on it frequently since it is not a super stainless. Anything else I should be aware of.
    Thanks
    Eric
     
  3. BarnZ

    BarnZ

    356
    Aug 2, 1999
    The more stainless in our damascus the better rust resistance it will have as well as edge retention. The three grades we offer are Hi Carbon, Stainless, and Super Stainless. Regardless of the grade purchased, the best protection is a simple wipe down with a Tuff Cloth or any cloth with a few drops of good lubrication such as Tuff Glide or other equivalent product.

    If you have any further questions please feel free to e-mail us at: [email protected]

    Thank you.

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  4. Eric Isaacson

    Eric Isaacson Pirate

    Dec 19, 1999
    Thank You BarnZ for the info. It appears I may not have chose the best knife as far as light use then? Is that correct? Your Super Stainless would have held up better, could you tell me what type of RC the Damascus are?
    Like I said it is primarily just for light use but I wanted something to wow the friends and family when it comes to opening presents at X-Mas.
    Thanks again
    Eric
     
  5. BarnZ

    BarnZ

    356
    Aug 2, 1999
    Dear Eric,

    Your High Carbon Damascus will do just fine for light to medium usage. I wouldn't worry about it a bit. An occassional edge touch up (as with the most common steels like 440A to C) is all you should need to do to keep a keen edge on the blade.

    The SS grade damascus is more durable, but for the kind of light cutting chores you've mentioned I don't think you'll notice any real difference.

    If your heart is set on an SS blade, your dealer should exchange your knife for the difference in price plus shipping charges, assuming your knife has not been used. If they refuse to, let me know and I'll make sure you're taken care of properly.

    Barnaby Zelman [​IMG]
    President
    Delta Z Knives, Inc.

    PS. Our Tactical knives have arrived. Have you seen them? The version with maple burl scales is a work of art!

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  6. Eric Isaacson

    Eric Isaacson Pirate

    Dec 19, 1999
    Barnaby,
    Thank you for the reply, I am sure I will love folder. I was originally drawn to the SS Damascus folders but once I saw that raindrop pattern I had to have it. I am not that concerned about edge retention as I am competent at resharpening I was just curious. I do appreciate the clarification and will let you know what I think once it arrives.
    BTW, I checked out your website for the tacticals and those are some sweet looking knives.
    Thanks again
    Eric
     

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