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One steel for the rest of your life. Which one and why?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by BrandoSpoke, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. hank_612

    hank_612

    431
    Jan 13, 2010
    I am a big fan of Elmax at 58-60 RHC. Tough, stainless, and great edge retention. I could live with VG10 though.
     
  2. bback

    bback

    3
    Mar 24, 2017
    Fällkniven Lam.CoS or M390 for knives since stainless prevents grey hair popping up. Choppers/hatchets on the other hand....
     
  3. Steel130

    Steel130

    Sep 17, 2010
    3V or any of its analogs. I love it's overall performance, toughness, and with good heat treat it's plenty stainless. I have a Cruwear Spyderco that I stuck in a lemon for 20 minutes and then left sitting out another 15 and it didn't change color at all.
     
  4. hugofeynman

    hugofeynman Gold Member Gold Member

    577
    Jan 18, 2011
    Vanadis 4 extra.
     
  5. Stringplucker

    Stringplucker

    152
    Jun 1, 2016
    Vibranium. If it's good enough for Captain America, it's good enough for me.

    ...or plain old 1095. It's a great steel for blades, easy to sharpen, holds it's edge well, and durable. I prefer it in my fixed blades as well as my folders.
     

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