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Steels You Wish Were More Ubiquitous?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Eli Chaps, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. panella


    Sep 2, 2003
    And wow, does it take a sharp edge! I haven’t tried it’s replacement: CTS-B75P Because it doesn’t seem to be widely used either.
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  2. ace

    ace Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2000
    Vanax and Z-Wear class would be interesting in kitchen knives as well as others.
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  3. ShannonSteelLabs

    ShannonSteelLabs KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 9, 2015
    S90V at higher hardness 62/63. Or 63/64HRC. Havent used it at anything higher yet.
    Cpm 4V at 63HRC or higher.

    And Zwear in a folder would be sick! 63HRC low temper. Stuff rules.
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  4. ShannonSteelLabs

    ShannonSteelLabs KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 9, 2015
    I completely agree.

    Vanax makes a sweet kitchen knife.
    And Zwear is sweet too, takes nice blueish patina and a wicked edge.
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  5. DeadboxHero

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

    Mar 22, 2014
    I have a piece of B75p, it was difficult to get.

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  6. afishhunter

    afishhunter Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 21, 2014
    Meh ... I'm happy with/well served by what is available in/on my slipjoints.
    However, in answer to your question: 5160 and 1095.
    I'd like to see more slipjoints with carbon steel blades.
  7. clearytja


    Oct 17, 2002
    This is going to sound weird but I want more 10XX carbon steels in folders. I would love a Delica in 1055 or a Benchmade 710 in 1095. Something about a blade evolving and darkening over time that really makes it special.
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  8. Larrin

    Larrin Gold Member Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2004
    Don’t most slipjoint makers offer carbon steel blades?
  9. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    yep aeb-l.

    also cpm154.

    440v again and bg42.
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  10. Razor

    Razor Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 1999
    I like S35vn better than S30vn. It seems better to me.
  11. afishhunter

    afishhunter Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 21, 2014
    Some do, GEC, and Case, for example. However, they are both far out of my price range.
    Buck and a few others don't.
    Only brand with carbon steel blades I can (sometimes) afford is Rough Rider, and they don't make a lot of patterns with it.
  12. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    I vote for S125V and Rex 121. The other stuff is widely available.
  13. Juicytarget


    Mar 4, 2018
    Honesty I really think you can't beat the quality/price of the Sandvik linup, 14c28 can reach high hardness, holds an edge and sharpens easily.
    But thbh it's already quite used :)

    You can definitely say this still was created with knife applications in mind
  14. PirateSeulb


    Jun 6, 2017
    Boker makes many with Carbon blades
  15. afishhunter

    afishhunter Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 21, 2014
    Very true. I've only seen them in their "Tree Brand" though, which cost (on average) more than a Case, so they are unfortunately, out of my price range. :(

    I remember back in school, one of my "rich" classmates (ok ... ok, his daddy (or mummy) was "rich", he wasn't, at least not in 3rd grade) had a Boker Tree Brand Stockman.
    A beautiful knife. Much nicer than the Camillus "Demo" knife I had at the time.
  16. ibute21

    ibute21 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 26, 2010
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  17. GatorFlash1

    GatorFlash1 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2012
    I'll let the guys at the knife manufacturer figure out what steel to use. That said, I've been a long time fan of VG-10, but my current EDC is M4.
  18. TheEdge01


    Apr 3, 2015
    Niolox, fairly rare but terrific steel.
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  19. Forester_01

    Forester_01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2018
    4v/vanadis 4extra
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  20. superpog

    superpog Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 9, 2019
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