Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider
- Sep 6, 2014
Thanks Mack, a lot has been said about s30v being chippy when it first came out, but that has not been my experience with it. IIRC I think some of the knife manufacturers were running the HRc-57ish, to make to knives easier to sharpen, I think that contributed to the problem. Most tools steels seem to like to be right around HRc-60-61 for optimum performance, I think this is where some of these manufactures ran into issues with edge chipping.Those sheaths are as knice as the knives. Your leatherwork is amazing.
I'm not surprised that it kept it's edge. The ones I have are still lazers.
Come to think of it I did design and make a 4 1/2 inch drop point hunter a few years back with a slightly narrower blade for the purpose of better performance during field dressing. Here is a pic of the 4 1/2 inch blade and a pic of a 4 inch blade for comparison.
This is the 4 1/2 inch blade.
This is a 4 inch blade.