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Re: Steels that take an edge? 2 years 2 months ago #3971

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mark76 wrote:
Also very interested in the Fallkniven 3G. Does it take an edge like Fallkniven's VG-10? And what were your problems with 12C27? I don't know Brusletto, but I think to understand they employ different types of steel.

3G took an very good edge
the fist brusletto hunter i sharpened chipped alot..
than the next one had really soft steel, then now the last one took a good edge but i dident test the edge as it wasent mine.. i get alot of these here in norway and i just dont like them..

IF they use 12C27 in all "as they state" they are really sloppy in heat treat
im nothing but a hone-dog
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Re: Steels that take an edge? 2 years 1 month ago #4425

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So far, M390 is my favorite. It takes a very good edge and holds it, and holds it, and holds it...

I can get my S30V and VG10 very sharp, but it will lose that hair popping edge quickly when cutting cardboard. However, M390 just stays sharp all day long, and then the next day etc. I would love to try some S90V or 110V.

I also just picked up a Tuff in CPM 3V. It seems very easy to put a sticky sharp edge on that stuff. I know it's edge retention isn't going to be anywhere near what M390 will be, and I haven't had it long enough to get a really good feel for what it can do. I did some light chopping with it though that I would never do with my other knives due to the fear of chipping and the 3V had zero damage and was still paper slicing sharp, just not sticky sharp anymore. Very impressive stuff for hacking and chopping.
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