SG2, the super steel that never caught on.

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by DeadboxHero, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. mete


    Jun 10, 2003
    Any steel that has three different names is three times as hard to sell !! Just say'in.
    It's a fine steel , I know since I have a U-2. Metallurgist approved !!!
  2. JuJu-


    Jun 7, 2011
  3. dirc


    Jan 31, 2018
  4. Danke42


    Feb 10, 2015
    Pretty happy with my SG2 Endura. The run was plagued by the already noted limited availability of the steel and probably took 3x as long to deliver than expected.
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  5. ronnie hood

    ronnie hood

    Mar 12, 2018
    Happy with my phk, I guess fallkniven are the preferred customer for this steel and not cost effective for other manufacturers
  6. KenHash


    Sep 11, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2019
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  7. Edgeoflife

    Edgeoflife Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 11, 2018
    IMG_2569.JPG Got one of the endura supergolds recently but cant comment on performance since its a safe queen being my first numbered Spyderco. Might grab another one for a user though.
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  8. ronnie hood

    ronnie hood

    Mar 12, 2018
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  9. stuff_things

    stuff_things Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 28, 2015
    If they're going with blue G10, the obvious answer to steel choice is beloved M390 :D
  10. nwmetalbug


    Jun 10, 2012
    I have a couple SG2 Dawgs and Blurs. The steel acts a lot like ZDP189, good stuff.
  11. Wowbagger


    Sep 20, 2015
    Naaahhhhh the basic fact that it didn't have a Z an X or an M in the designation of the steel doomed it to obscurity.

    In addition, and oddly enough, it is an ineffable and little known fact that has been proven over and over in reputable (well pretty reputable) laboratories that to change the name of an alloy during a rope cutting test can actually effect the number of cuts. Who knew ? !
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  12. Impulse600


    May 24, 2016
    SG2 is my favorite stainless steel if heat treated right it holds and edge better then M390 with the ability to hone the steel back to a hair popping edge. I have been using a Bradford Guardian 3 in SG2 for close to 2 years now and have never actually sharpened the knife. It feels like a stainless 52100 [​IMG]
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  13. Mo2


    Apr 8, 2016
    Mcusta now makes one in super gold


    Mcusta 126G

    I'd get one if I could. Hopefully it's not a special edition or something.
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  14. trevitrace

    trevitrace Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2013
    You're not going to wait for a hardness test?
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  15. DeadboxHero

    DeadboxHero Triple B Handmade, Custom Knives Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 22, 2014
    It's laminated
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  16. dirc


    Jan 31, 2018
    sg2 would have been popular if s35vn didn't exist, and didn't become the defacto high end pm steel

    it would be an interesting story of pricing/availability/distribution in terms of knowing the details of how each was handled on the business end by the respective foundries
  17. LX_Emergency

    LX_Emergency KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 28, 2007
    Quick google search shows that they're doing that steel in at least two models with varying handle materials.
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  18. KenHash


    Sep 11, 2014
    Ah..I'm a fan of SG2. But not of the Tsuchime finish.
  19. SteelPanther


    Nov 9, 2019
    sorry to revive an old thread but I just got a delica in SG2....dude how has this steel not been on the radar??? its terrifyingly sharp and its supposed to have excellent edge retention as well.....I'd never even heard of super gold 2 steel....seems to be a rare steel....what a shame
  20. dirc


    Jan 31, 2018
    because sg2 is really just like s30v - except sg2 has less vanadium... *imho* I'd take s30v over sg2 anyday, and it's at a lower price because MANY companies use it in many knives,s30v

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