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Which Blade Steel? [Adventure Sworn]

Discussion in 'Adventure Sworn Bushcraft Co.' started by Adventure Sworn, Nov 13, 2015.

  1. O1 tool steel

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  2. CPM 3V tool steel

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  3. CPM 154 stainless steel

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  1. Adventure Sworn

    Adventure Sworn Bushcraft Co. | Cody Moderator

    297
    Nov 25, 2009
    Hey guys, just checking to see which blade steel(s) you're most interested in if you were to purchase an Adventure Sworn knife. If it helps your decision, our knives are primarily designed for wilderness use, and are available in scandi or convex grinds, and a variety of thicknesses. Solid, honest information from a knowledgeable crowd helps out geeky knifemakers like myself. :thumbup:

    I'd love to hear why you've chosen the particular steel at hand, and/or for which model you would have chosen it for. Currently, the three steels listed are what we offer. If you're interested in seeing another steel, I'd love to hear why.

    A couple examples of bushcraft knives this steel would be for
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    Thanks a ton!
    Cody
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2015
  2. thelastbestplace

    thelastbestplace

    153
    Jan 27, 2012
    O1 seems to be a classic for these style knives. That's what I'd go with. BTW, those are some attractive knives!
     
  3. Adventure Sworn

    Adventure Sworn Bushcraft Co. | Cody Moderator

    297
    Nov 25, 2009
    Thanks for your input!
     
  4. knutelut

    knutelut

    375
    Jul 4, 2011
    Id go 3v as I have got a lot of similar blades in o1, I love 3v with its toughness and edge holding, seems a lot more stain resistant with less care than O1 as well
     
  5. Skrapmetal

    Skrapmetal Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2009
    If you can reach the same level of polish/edge finish with 3v that you get with O1, it'll be fantastic. I went with O1 for my newly-ordered Mountaineer, but I will be watching closely to see how the new 3v knives turn out.
     
  6. Adventure Sworn

    Adventure Sworn Bushcraft Co. | Cody Moderator

    297
    Nov 25, 2009
    I think I'll be able to get the same finish, but I guess we'll find out soon. :)
     
  7. Adam Eklofe

    Adam Eklofe

    257
    Jun 20, 2011
    Cody, that Ironwood Guide is simply gorgeous, we are going to order one next time they are offered. I would personally like to see several of your models be available in A2, the additional chromium has its benefits when compared to O1. There's good reasons to use it from a makers viewpoint as well.

    Your new TW90 set-up is amazing, that surface grinder attachment was definitely the way to go over a stand alone surface grinder, for many reasons. Keep up the amazing work.
     
  8. Adventure Sworn

    Adventure Sworn Bushcraft Co. | Cody Moderator

    297
    Nov 25, 2009
    I am strongly considering trying out some A2. My first ever knives were in A2 and I made the switch due to so many guys asking for O1 for bushcraft knives. I suppose we can have it as a fourth option!
     
  9. mbkingshane

    mbkingshane Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 7, 2013
    I have one bushcraft knife in 52100 seems incredible so far.
     
  10. isaacshzh

    isaacshzh

    8
    Dec 4, 2015
    verygood
     
  11. palegreenhorse

    palegreenhorse

    483
    Dec 9, 2005
    O1, A2, & CPM3V are my favorites for Bushcraft and Survival Knives.
     
  12. pjandyho

    pjandyho

    671
    Feb 12, 2014
    Just recently got interested in bushcraft. The current order is only available in O1 or 3V. If I were to place an order, can I still ask for A2?
     
  13. Skrapmetal

    Skrapmetal Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2009
    I don't think you can get A2.
     
  14. pjandyho

    pjandyho

    671
    Feb 12, 2014
    That's why I am trying my luck. Haha.. I wish there is.
     

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