I am planning on getting a new fixed blade in ELMAX but im curious as to how tough this stuff really is. I am used to carbon steels such as 01, Rowen 1095, and 52100, I am wondering how tough is ELMAX when compared to these steels. Now I know its no where near as tough as steels like INFI or 3V but does it hold up as well as the ones listed, or is it weaker by a good margin. I like that it seems to hold an edge forever and that its stainless (would be nice to have a knife I didnt have to worry about oiling) but if the toughness isnt there when compared to the steels I know then ill go for a different steel. Any input would be great most of all if you have an ELMAX blade and a blade in one of the other three steels listed that you can compare it to. Basicly what I am wondering is the lateral strength similar when used for tasks such as prying or similar tasks that can be hard on a knife. Thanks in advance.