I don't pretend to be a steel expert so I have to look things up and from what I've read the recipe for "surgical stainless steel" has specific quantities of key elements. Weather that equates to 420HC or its already 420HC to start with I don't know. What I do know is, that anything I have ever seen that says Surgical stainless steel has turned out to be a piece of crap.
Brace yourselves, But even Case knives went down the hill, when they changed their knife steel. IMO
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