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Best Knife metal alloys ?

Discussion in 'The Cutting Edge' started by "Cold Dead Hands" !, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. "Cold Dead Hands" !

    "Cold Dead Hands" !

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    What is the best all-around metal alloy for a fixed or folding knife ?
    http://www.benchmade.com/about_knives/our_blades.asp#Blade_Steels
    Perhaps this will give everybody a choice !

    Also, Isn't it true that the best cutting edge blade style is the convex blade.
    Which is as sharp as any, but it's edge stays sharp far longer and is stronger.
     
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  2. Ernest Emerson

    Ernest Emerson

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    Dear "Cold Dead Hands" !,

    There really is no best choice for blade steel. The "best" steel can be poorly heat treated. Most quality knife companies use very good steels for their knives. Remember they are all looking for ways to sell their knives so there is a lot of marketing hype. But in the end they are all good steels. Don't look for the cheapest knife out there though. Cheap means Chinese and that does mean bad steel choices. Just my opinion.

    Hope this helps.

    Best Regards,

    Ernest R. Emerson
     

  3. Tazz10m

    Tazz10m Mod Aerator Moderator Millennium Member

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    Excellent answer, Ernie!