Originally Posted by aficianado
i find D2 steel the most difficult to sharpen. i just cant get it as sharp as my others..i like benchmade steel..that 154C2 or whatever..
S30V, i like it too!!
nothing gets sharper than high carbon steel. but i have to baby those.
Some of the great knife makers of our time including Bob Dozier himself says "D2 takes a shitty edge but it will hold that edge forever"
D2 likes a "toothier" edge. Don't try to polish it, it tends to orange peel. I usually stop at 600-1000 grit and go no higher 18-21 degree edge.
S30V is a good "stainless" steel.... too bad it micro chips like crazy
S35vn (Chris Reeves newest steel... he helped cruicible develope both S30V and S35VN, hence why he was the FIRST to use it) is the closest thing I have ever used to a tool steel that is still "stainless"... Mike Stewart (Bark River) loves it as well. It is simply the toughest "stainless" out there
You want to try out one of the best cheap as all hell folding knives out there??
Try a Svord Peasant knife... like 15$ friction folder sweedish l6 tool steel. Takes a true razor edge and about as tough as it comes.