Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! On a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best, how would you rate AUS8 steel? Taking an edge? Holding an edge? I have a couple of knives with AUS8 blades and they seem to get really sharp and hold an edge for quite a while. I am just curious if there are (much) better steels out there.