I'm planning to do a run of small utility fixed blade knives with about a 3" blade. I'm trying to decide whether to use D2 or Elmax. Both steels are great but Elmax is a bit more expensive so I'm trying to figure out if it's worth the extra money. My question is this:
Would you guys pay an extra $10 for a 3" blade with Elmax over a blade with D2? Or would it not matter what steel as long as you like the look of the knife itself?
Please let me know what you guys think. Your input will be extremely helpful in figuring this out.