A search of the archives should shed some insite in to the properties of each steel.
I doubt the adverage user could detect a great deal of difference in the two steels.
As with any steel for cultery,heat treat is a large part of the picture.
The Buck Strider BG42 blades are treated by Bos who has an excellent reputation for quality work.
This is an outstanding knife in either steel.
Those who beat their arms into plowshares will plow for those who do not.