How much edge length do you need to get a good test result? I'm wondering if the Spyderco UKPK, being hollow ground, might give a better result when testing CTS-BD1. It only has a cutting edge of 2.34", so I'm not sure if it is testable with your protocol.
Are you planning on adding any different kinds of steel
Ah, that makes sense. My 1095 blades always seem to perform best when fresh off the Norton fine India.
Have you considered testing 3V? I've preordered the Spyderco Tuff and am curious about the performance it will have.
Jim, why did 154CM at a higher Rc perform worse than ATS-34? I thought they were supposed to be the same...was the blade grind really different???
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I can't find the post right now, but I recall you posting that you owned a few Spyderco Military knives. Can you please share with us which ones you have, and why you have decided to keep/own those variants?
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Do you think you'll be testing the Cruwear mule (reheat-treated, naturally)?
Keep up the good work!
I've seen you mention that different steels do better sharpened at different grits, some do better toothy while others do better polished, is there something to look at as for as Vanadium or tungsten content that would tell me that or is it just something you have tested and notices, if the latter I know I would really appreciate if you could also make a table/list of steels that do better toothy from your observations and some that do better polished so that I am getting the most out of my steels, thanks for your work on this.
Hey, have you tested dozier's d2. I wonder how it would do