Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Hey I just nabbed an upper class white trash in the classifieds with 52100 steel. I've never owned a knife in this steel and I've honestly not heard much about it. What are your experiences as far as edge retention, sharpening, etc? Does it rust like carbon steel or not so much like d2? Is it going to cry or laugh if I get deer blood and guts on it?