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What is your EDC knife, right now? (Chapter 11)

Discussion in 'Knives' started by cowsmilk, Aug 28, 2015.

  1. Snyperx

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    Currently my CRKT GSD. I'm a lot harder on my knives than most guys here. And that's why I use cheaper knives for EDC. Cheaper yet still great quality. If the world were to go up in smoke right now, I could give two :censored:s about my expensive knives. As long as they help me and my family survive, that's all I care about.

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    Hiking picnic with my son.

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  6. WheelgunBob

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    Words to live by.
     
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    A little fixie from Arno Bernard, in warthog ivory.
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  8. Lightnig

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    Charts like that are all well and good, but don't take into consideration blade design/profile or the Heat treatment. Heat treat is the most important variable that is often not considered. A good HT can make a 'decent' steel perform beautifully, while a bad HT will make the best steel absolute crap.

    So take charts like that with a grain of salt, they should be titled 'probable results given proper Heat Treatment'



    In my experience from use (multiple blades from a variety of makers), Elmax rates may be slighty better than s30v, very slightly better edge holding and more difficult to sharpen. It is no where as good as s35vn and no where near the M390 (and other) super steel levels.

    I must admit, I am particularly disappointted with KAI's Elmax. The 5 or 6 knives i have had from them with that steel distinctly under-whelmed me with their performance. I believe their HT left the blades a bit too soft, so edge retention suffered.
     
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    Hat tip in deference to the one who has a deeper knowledge. Thank you for the elucidation. I figured someone would come along to help out.
     
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    Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who's the sharpest of them all.
     
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    Finally landed a CRKT Razel. Larger than expected in a good way! Nice knife.


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    Got my Thermite on me for a few more minutes. Will be asleep soon.
     
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    So jealous.
     
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    My first custom knife, a Hiroaki Ohta friction folder, came in the mail today and jumped to the front of my EDC rotation:

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    Fantastic looking!
     
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    flatblackcapo EDC Junkie!!!!!

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