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Stainless steels

Discussion in 'Gossman Knives' started by Apocryphiliac, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. Apocryphiliac

    Apocryphiliac Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2017
    I think Scott has worked pretty extensively with both CPM 154 and S35VN. I’m wondering which of these has more desirable traits for a 4” or so knife like the Polaris. I would imagine CPM 154 to be a bit more damage resistant and easier to resharpen. S35VN seems like it would be more abrasion resistant and hold an edge longer, but at the potential cost of some chipping.

    This is all theoretical for me. I have one blade in this size in CPM 154, but have not found any use for it yet. I have a lot of experience with 154 CM and S30V, but I don’t think that is very relevant to their newer versions.
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  2. Gossman Knives

    Gossman Knives Edged Toolmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 9, 2004
    Either one of those steels will work well in the size you are referring to. I've used both for the Polaris but the CPM 154 seems to be more desirable. CPM 154 is an improved version of 154CM.
  3. Bayoubshcrft


    Jan 30, 2016
    I've got the Polaris in s90v... Great knife. Hog skinning machine along with my UNK in s90v
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