Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! First this is not an invitation to thrash Survive! and their supply- line issues. I own several and like them in just about every way except what has become the persisting and obvious situation. While I do not abuse my knives,I require knives and knife steel to yield high performance, high impact resistance and the ability to hold a sharp edge for an extended period of time. CPM3v and Delta3V seems to do just those things according to my experience. Certainly there area few others such as Infi , but I've not tried them yet. Not to mention Busse is quite expensive. I'd rather pay $250-$400 than $600-$800 on a similar knife. That's just my position My question is , aside from Survive and Carothers, what other knives are similar in form finish and cost? Suggestions on steel alternatives are appreciated too Your input is very appreciated.