Found an interesting video of this famous Russian knife youtuber testing the s35vn and xhp broken skull. You don’t have to speak Russian to see the results here, which is shown very well. In the video, the blue one is xhp and the green one is s35vn. 1. Opening the can - XHP chipped a lot while s35vn seems fine under microscope. 2. Cold steel s35vn seem to be harder than XHP. He roughed up the edges of both knives and tried to scratch a glass bottle. S35VN made a deeper scratch. Compared it with an XHP lawman as well as a s35vn recon 1, same result, s35v seems to make deeper scratch in the glass indicating harder edge. 3. He sharpened and polished the edges of both knives, then did a few hard rope cut, then examined the edges under microscope. Again, s35vn edge fared much better.