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Edge holding and cutting ability of INFI / M-INFI

Cliff Stamp

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Some work comparing INFI and modified INFI to CPM-10V and D2 :

http://www.physics.mun.ca:80/~sstamp/knives/INFI_10V.html

As expected CPM-10V will outlast INFI on soft to moderate cutting, modifed INFI seems to have similar edge retention as D2 at 62 RC and INFI just a bit better.

More to follow on INFI / M-INFI in regards to hard material cutting (metals), and how they respond to different grits and alternate sharpening methods, probably within the week.

-Cliff
 
Thanks for all the effort. Interesting results. Looking forward to more good information as you continue your testing.
 
Thanks Cliff,

If the BM or Basic 7 will hold an edge comparably to one of Mel's D2 blades and offer supreme toughness and flexibility with easy sharpening I think the Busse has some real winners here. I am looking forward to the arrival of a BM to evaluate against my HI 15" AK.

Waldo
 
Great job, thanks Cliff! I'm relieved that we've got the beginnings of a feel for INFI. After hearing all the initial reports of a wonder steel to beat all steels, I was frankly very skeptical that we were hearing anything but hype. Getting a more realistic gauge was nice. D-2ish performance on this kind of testing is still damn good, and believeable. Can't wait for the durability tests!

Joe
 
Cliff,

You have saved me hundreds of $ by saving me from doing this kind of thing myself.

Thanks!

Harv
 
As Waldo commented its the combination that is important, I have not covered all areas that Busse promotes strongly extensively but have lightly touched on them and have had no real disappointments yet. I should have the light durability work finished this week.

-Cliff
 
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