Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! I'm not following the logic here. Because most people barely use their knives and don't know how to sharpen, means that CRK shouldn't think about upgrading the steel they use to make blades? To put it bluntly, that makes no sense. It's akin to a car manufacturer saying they will only offer one engine for their high end car, because that engine is 'good enough' and it doesn't matter anyway since most people won't track the car. Well.....what about the people who WILL track the car, and the people that want the extra power? CRK easily offer the knives in 2 different steels. Keep the 35vn for their standard, and offer something upgraded for the people who want it. I'm familiar with the manufacturing side of knives. The cost, the complexity, the acquisition of materials - all of it. To try and say that offering their blades in something like 20cv or even XHP would be a big obstacle is just....patently false. In my opinion, they should at least start listening to what people want. Specifically people who aren't in this little echo chamber where only praise is allowed. Again, just my opinion.