Been riding with the Maxamet PM2 on shotgun lately. So far, i'm very happy with the edge holding ability. I was also fairly surprised to do some food prep, including some meat and slicing some limes, and had zero staining on the blade. If I can somehow manage to not snap the very end of the tip off, I will be 100% happy with this version. (I usually manage to have the tip on mine go missing about 1/4 to 1/3 the way up the bevel and that little nick always bugs me... It's the one reason I've gotten rid of all my prior examples).