Only one carbon and one stainless for the rest of your life, what are you choosing?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by AshesFall, Dec 20, 2019.

  1. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    Carbon: 3v
    Stainless: S35vn
    Neither: H1

  2. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    If anyone could tell me what these are made of I could answer the question for sure.

    Well almost, the problem is in the traditional realm it's often simply about the knives and not what they're made of.
    Can't live without Buck knives and cant live without Victorinox.
    There's no choice with Vic not that I feel the need for anything else, but with Buck there is though I cant afford to buy everything in 5160 if it was available for every single model I love.
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  3. schwep


    Jan 4, 2017
    Reading the title I was afraid you were talking about knives, not steel types !

    Carbon steel: 80CrV2
    Stainless: 12C27

    I would miss my Hultafors blades in SK5 though.
  4. primecut


    May 30, 2010
    My choices are:

    Carbon - 4V
    Stainless - M390
  5. K33ncutter

    K33ncutter Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 24, 2020
    I have a fixed blade in 3V with a Bos heat treat. I’ll take that and M390.
  6. Ben Dover

    Ben Dover Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2006
  7. Black Oak Bladeworks

    Black Oak Bladeworks Gold Member Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

    Jun 5, 2019
    VG10 for stainless.
  8. Smiling


    Nov 21, 2019
    If I say D2 will count as carbon or stainless? :D
  9. fielder


    Jan 25, 2011
    Stainless Aeb-l.
    Carbon Delta 3v.
  10. Razor

    Razor Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 1999
    Carbon- 52100
    Stainless- BG-42, M390
  11. elde66

    elde66 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2019

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