Nimravus: M2 vs. ATS-34

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I can't decide which one! Can ya'll give me some pro's and con's of each so I can make a better informed decision? Thanks.
 
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I have the M2 version. Gets and holds a wicked edge.

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The M2 will outperform the ATS-34 in all respects -- ability to take an edge, hold an edge, and toughness (so you can sharpen the M2 blade with a thinner, higher-performance edge).

Does the ATS-34 version come without a black coating? If so, that's the only reason you'd go for ATS-34 (besides price) -- because you don't like black coatings. If you care more about performance and don't mind spending a bit more, M-2 is the obvious choice.

The M-2 does have the potential of rusting along the uncoated edge, but with the tiniest bit of care, that won't happen.

Joe
 

AJ

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Ditto what Joe says! My M2 version of the AFCK is one wickedly sharp & tough blade! Good stuff!

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M2 has its virtues. I a have am AFCK in M2 and agree with the above posts. ATS-34, however, is more corrosion resistant. I like M2 but have enout carbon steel fixed blades, VRK, SRK, Marbles and needed a lightweight fixed blade to take in marine environments (salt water). Here, the ATS-34 shines.

 
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Unfortunately, the only way to get a Nimravus without black coating, no matter which blade steel, is to get out some steel wool/scotchbrite pads/sandpaper/etc. and remove the coating. Takes a while, but it looks great.

--JB

P.S., go with M2. Even with the coating removed, I haven't seen a speck of rust on mine, and I've left it sitting, just to see if it would rust...

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They do look nice with the coating removed.

Kinda like this:

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Whoa!!!! nice picture. Who did the sheath? Now i'll half to decide on cub or full size
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Since its gonna be daily carry I guess the cub for concealed carry. Dunno. That sheath sure looks promising though.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Quarterstaff:
Whoa!!!! nice picture. Who did the sheath? Now i'll half to decide on cub or full size
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Since its gonna be daily carry I guess the cub for concealed carry. Dunno. That sheath sure looks promising though.
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The sheath on top has to be from one of the masters of kydex and all around great guy Newt Livesay of the Wicked Knife Co. www.newt.livesay.com




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Ive always thought of Hard Chroming my M2 Nimvarus. Similar to the Mad Dog series of knives. After seeing the picture above i'm convinced. Hard Chroming will give the blade some protection against the elements as well as being asthetically pleasing (nice job).
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M2 is a better choice for a fixed blade knife. There are several reasons but the most important one is that M2 is tougher so it can handle lateral stresses better. The only disadvantage is that it will rust easier than ATS-34 when the the black teflon coating scratches or wears. Take care.


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The4th: Very nice! Did you had the lettering reapplied some how or did it just stay visible after removing the coating?
 

Seb

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how exactly did you remove the coating? did you polish the blade somehow after removing? was it a M2 or an ATS-34 version?

how much care would an uncoated M2 blade need?

so much to learn, so little time...
Seb
 
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