As much as I like D2 from Queen, the extra pain and agony of sharpening it with my Arkansas and India stones would really be a hassle. I too would lean to the easier sharpening of the simpler high carbon steels.
I have recently picked up a Case Soddie Jr in Tru-Sharp to see what all the fuss was about. For such an inexpensive simple knife, I think I get it now. It seems to be finding it's share of pocket time. I think I would like to get another Case Soddie in CV myself.
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