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Re: A question about VG-10 Steel 1 year 11 months ago #5162

  • FredHermann
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Hey David, you're right. All this time I had thought they were vg-10. Well at least that mystery can be solved. I swear one of these days I'll actually read the d@#m directions. This also explains the fact they rust if you look at them crosseyed.
My apologies. Now to really look these up....
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Re: A question about VG-10 Steel 1 year 11 months ago #5253

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I actually just got my hands on my first VG-10 blade, by way of a customer here at the shop. Now that I have the WEPS kit I'm always getting customers and friends to find a solid carry knife that fits their needs, or just add another neat design to the collection :)

This SOG Toothlock is VG-10, and has a fun recurved shape that isn't quite drastic enough to require the curved ceramics (which I do not have... yet!) so I was able to retouch the unimpressive factory edge.



Haven't gotten to use it especially hard but I suspect the less acute angle compared to some of the other knives mentioned here will hold up far better for general utility cutting. Sharpened up well, at least!
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Re: A question about VG-10 Steel 1 year 11 months ago #5254

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VG 10 steel does sharpen up really nicely, but it does do better with less acute angles IMO because in my experience, it can chip and fracture slightly on very thin edges. I think it may vary with the VG10 and the heat treatment given. I give my Fred Perrin Street Beat blade an edge of 20 degrees per side in place of the 15 degrees I used to use and I found much less in the way of damaged edges.
My 2 cents worth.

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