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crmov help please

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by scrappy, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. scrappy

    scrappy

    732
    Jul 7, 2007
    there are a lot of knives using thes new steel names. I a m interested in buying one or two so I can test the steel.
    here are some of the steels. can anyone rate them? I am curious as to what they are like or which steels are better.
    5cr15mov
    5cr13
    7cr17mov
    8cr14mov
    8cr13mov
    9cr18mov
    9cr13comov
    any advice as to which of there are worth buying is appreciated.
     
  2. 3Guardsmen

    3Guardsmen

    Mar 16, 2005
    Scrappy,
    You ask some very good questions here. First off, I'll give you the link to Spyderco's Steel Chart and Steel Education page. It is good reading and will give you an idea as to what elements in the steels you mentioned do. Also, I'd suggest reading Joe Talmadge's Steel FAQ, as it too is a great resource.

    Selecting 'the right' steel is purely subjective and depends entirely on what you intend on doing with your knife. Instead of telling you what 'the best' steel is of the one's you've mentioned, I'm going to list similar steels (in bold) next to the ones you've listed, and I'll also list what type of activity I think that steel would be good at (also in bold). YMMV.

    I would go with 8Cr13MoV and/or 9Cr13CoMoV for my personal EDC, if I had to pick between the ones you listed, but YMMV. Good luck!:)

    Regards,
    3G
     
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2009
  3. scrappy

    scrappy

    732
    Jul 7, 2007
    thank you for the detailed awnser.
     
  4. 3Guardsmen

    3Guardsmen

    Mar 16, 2005
    No problem, Scrappy. Glad to help.:)

    Regards,
    3G
     
  5. Seanski

    Seanski

    548
    Nov 20, 2007
    yeah thanks +1 I appreciate the info too since I've been looking at knives that feature those steels.
     
  6. 3Guardsmen

    3Guardsmen

    Mar 16, 2005
    My pleasure, Seanski.

    Regards,
    3G
     
  7. DennisStrickland

    DennisStrickland Banned BANNED

    Jun 24, 2009
    3G has covered the subject well.my own experiance parallels his comments.
     
  8. scrappy

    scrappy

    732
    Jul 7, 2007
    3guardsman
    I got a blackhawk blade with the steel you suggested and the quality is great. I also got a crkt edgie with the 5cr steel. both are well built and good quality.
     
  9. oldscrimmer

    oldscrimmer

    205
    Nov 23, 2007
    One more happy soul for having paid attention to those of our ranks who know!!! Thanks guys, I enjoyed the thread too! I'm primarily a VG10 user.
     

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