- Jul 21, 2016
I've run this question by Buck on multiple occasions. I could get them to buy some of the powdered stuff if I ordered something like 1000 knives. I sure do miss it as an option though.
I’ve never had any bg 42 but from what I’ve read up on it’s very similar to cpm 154 in performance. But cpm154 is easier to work and grind than bg42. Some say cpm154 is easier to sharpen. I think with the many newer blade steels have better characteristics and knife makers prefer using now than the older super steels like bg42 and others.