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"Real world" 420HC vs S30V?

Discussion in 'Buck Knives' started by Dkarp1, Nov 28, 2015.

  1. Mo2


    Apr 8, 2016
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  2. kossetx


    Apr 11, 2017
    Thanks, He also mention 420hc in the same paragraph so i wasn't sure of your blade.
  3. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
  4. Mo2


    Apr 8, 2016
    I just found the post on ig.
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  5. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    gotcha. thanks for followup.
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  6. David Martin

    David Martin Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    Here this site gives heat treating information for 20CV. This steel was not used by Buck, at least for the last 3-4 years.
    But 58.5-59.5 is optimum for toughness (which is at the reading) and higher hardness for edge retention. So, what are you shooting for?DM
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