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"Cold Dead Hands" !
05-11-2010, 23:09
FYI: Different grades of knife steel.
Carbon, chromium, nickel content etc.
Some provide more or less sharpness vs anti-corrosion properties.
http://www.benchmade.com/about_knives/our_blades.asp#Blade_Steels
I just thought others might like this info too !

George Tichbourne
05-12-2010, 16:30
Good starting point when discussing blade steels....There are about 40 different types active in the market place currently so sorting them out is difficult.

The real trick is hitting the balance point between edge retention, corrosion resistance, toughness, machineability, and cost.

George