Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! I have used a lot of AEB-L, and lately, Nitro-V. I haven't seen much difference in performance over AEB-L, but I have had this happen three times now. A crack that I discovered while grinding. The hardness is the same as I do my AEB-L at (61-62), but this issue is a bummer. When this stock is gone, I'm back to AEB-L.