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A Single Lifetime Steel. Whats Yours?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by wheelgunrambo, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. T.L.E. Sharp

    T.L.E. Sharp That's right, it's genuine Velveeta... Platinum Member

    Jun 30, 2016
    ZDP-189 for folders and maybe CTS-XHP for fixed blades. I'm not big on fixed blades though, so really any halfway decent steel would be fine.
     
  2. Stolenives

    Stolenives

    46
    Jul 12, 2017
    Folding- S 30V
    I know everyone is bored with s30v but since I’ve had a chance to try many different manufacturers 30v, it’s so consistent, very forgiving, easy to sharpen, not picky when you used different abrasives; and in fact now that I’ve played around with my sharpening process with it, I can get it to preform to where I can carry it for weeks and through daily use just strop it for 30 seconds and it’s right back to hair whittling.
    Fixed - UHB-20C
    That’s the carbon steel mora uses in their companions and I can field sharpen that stuff on a river stone (and I have)
    I once carved an owl out of some oak 5” tall, 1.5” wide when finished...took me 2 days or about 6 hours of whittling. I twisted out of cuts, hit knots, did a lot of detailed cutting; and I was on a hunting trip with no sharpening equipment. That knife just kept on going. 6 hours of use straight, and all said and done I could have dressed a deer with the thing. Cheap steels but that’s why I pick them.
     

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