What steel?

Robdude

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For chopping its obvious.. but if price was no issue.
Not the typical nice edc ya always have for life ..i mean at work in a shop. A little edc fixed blade for Cutting box tape, prying open lids on sheetmetal cans, slicing layered shrink wrap, prying dried paint off surfaces.. just a beater but would like to maintain the edge to a decent extent.
The question is not the knife but the steel..INFI or SR101??

id love to hear the big mans 2cents
 
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For chopping its obvious.. but if price was no issue.
Not the typical nice edc ya always have for life ..i mean at work in a shop. A little edc fixed blade for Cutting box tape, prying open lids on sheetmetal cans, slicing layered shrink wrap, prying dried paint off surfaces.. just a beater but would like to maintain the edge to a decent extent.
The question is not the knife but the steel..INFI or SR101??

id love to hear the big mans 2cents
Doesnt the scrapivore have a pry bar on the end and about the size of an izula sounds exactly like what your looking for and to be fair with infi having the lateral strength and sr101 being able to take a great edge for your purposes the scrapivore is your boy .
Or just make a kiridashi with a pry end
 

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Hello
I had descent luck with Endura (VG10 Steel)
Spent all day cutting drywall, still was usable after.
Skinned /butchered 4 sheep without re sharpening Blur in S30V steel.
 
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Blade geometry is going to be more important than which steel, between those two choices. Something with a stout tip.
 

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I would go with Elmax
my STeak knife is used for everything.

stays sharp forever.

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For my EDC, I prefer the edge holding abilities of ELMAX and SR-101 (out of the Busse offerings) over INFI. That's informed by my EDC uses, mostly cutting, and almost never prying.

I also can't usually carry a fixed blade larger than the Lil'Smokey (discreet pocket carry), so my EDC consists of usually non-Busse folders.

Now if we have a slim and light, scrapivore-like package that has a pry end and a cutting end, that could allow good slicing geometry at the blade, while the butt end handles the prying needs. I'd love to have an ELMAX or SR-101 little blade like that for pocket carry or deep IWB carry.
 

Robdude

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Thanks guys..so what are the charactoristics of this elmax stuff?
 

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elmax can also take a bit of abuse ;)

This was stabbing and popping the wood out.

DO at your own risk, I knew that was more than the knife was designed to do, but I was curious.


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I know there are elmax options, but of the 2 common options, I prefer sr101 for my common users. It holds an edge better than INFI.

If I was going into the woods, there's a good arguement that infi is the better choice because it doesn't rust and it's pretty easy to keep it sharp.

I have both, I enjoy both. INFI has better resale value.
 

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If you need a sharp discreet prybar workhorse the mega swamp warden has taken far more abuse than anything ive ever used.. its almost a daily test to try and see what it can take while working.. that spines been pounded with a framing hammer more times than i can count and through everyhing from wire ,steel hardened resin/epoxy and it makes one hell of a shim/wedge.. the only downside is slicing in tight spaces as the blade bevels up to .350
 
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