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What blade steel did you carry today?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by SW-EDC, Oct 17, 2018.

  1. Earl1


    May 11, 2016
    Case chrome vanadium and the mystery sak steel
    AntDog likes this.
  2. RBid


    Apr 6, 2014
    I rocked the 247 in M390 on my day off today. I think I made four cuts today. Miraculously, it still has that sweet edge!
    SharpieB likes this.
  3. whp


    Apr 26, 2009
    A Recon1 with cts xhp.
    jux t likes this.
  4. NapalmCheese


    Aug 24, 2006
    420 J2 via Buck.
  5. bflying

    bflying Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    Today, well, technically yesterday 10/20/2018..... 204P all day. 1095 and M4 part of the day. N690 all day.
  6. PiercedBill


    Nov 15, 2014
    Vg-10 Al Mar SERE 2000, M390 Benchmade 761, Damasteel Spyderco Native 5.
    AntDog likes this.
  7. miso2

    miso2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2014
  8. AntDog

    AntDog Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    Buck 102 - 5160

    Case - large Sodbuster in CV

    Whatever steel my SAK has.
  9. leghog


    Aug 10, 2013
    1095 and 1.4110. Same as almost every other day.
  10. Pointshoot777


    Feb 16, 2001
    80CrV2 forged in a custom puukko, H1 in serrated Spyderco Dragonfly, 1.4110 in a Victorinox SAK (had to look up that last one)
  11. Owen K.

    Owen K. Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 9, 2016
    Today its 204P on a zt 0620.
  12. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    SR101, M4, 1095
  13. RBid


    Apr 6, 2014
    Carrying the Wayfarer 247 in M390 a lot right now.

    My preferred range of steel is about S35VN up to M390. I occasionally joke about steels, and I admit that having 10 folders with steels in that range isn’t necessary. It’s obviously ridiculous overkill, despite the fact that I use my knives frequently at work. I do very little cutting on most days off. A rotation of Delicas would be sufficient to keep a good working edge in my pocket every day without excessive maintenance required.

    Honestly, though... I enjoy not having to think about maintenance very often. As little as possible, really. When I’m in the mood for it, breaking out the Edge Pro is like a holiday. These steels keep me in that space. I certainly don’t need them, but I enjoy them!
  14. ShannonSteelLabs

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

    Sep 9, 2015
    Cpm REX 45 in a PM2 for today.

    For the Halloween party tonight I will also have an APEX EDC in Zwear at 62HRC.
    My personal knife :) and full convex. Shes one sexy slicer! 0.116 thick!
  15. silvaticus


    Aug 26, 2016
    N690Co (Fox Terzuola)
  16. gull wing

    gull wing

    May 4, 2002
  17. cnm123

    cnm123 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 7, 2015
  18. RBid


    Apr 6, 2014
    I took the Wayfarer 247 to work again today. The more I carry it, the more I love it.

    Having had it for a few weeks now, and having bonded with it through work, I decided to go ahead and break out the Edge Pro. It’s kind of a ritual thing for me at a point. This is my second knife in the M390 family, and I haven’t yet put my edge on the first (0609), because the factory edge came gloriously sharp. The edge on the 247 was fine, but I wanted to get aggressive with it.

    This isn’t harder than working S35VN or Elmax, but it certainly is more time consuming. I’m setting it aside to hit the gym (it’s 9:24pm here), and getting back at it on my day off tomorrow. I wanted to comment on this while it’s fresh in my mind. This part, right here, is why S35VN is my favorite overall steel. At the same time, I’m doing this understanding that it will be a long time before I have to do it again. So, I enjoy and appreciate that a knife of this caliber comes in this steel. It’s worth the labor of love.
  19. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013
  20. afishhunter


    Oct 21, 2014

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