I believe the chemistry is different on these two steels.
It's similar, but not the same.
I had forgot about those, wasn't that the Titanium version? I think a sprint run.Jurphaas wrote: ↑Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:47 amMany, many years ago, when Spyderco was introducing their More affordable Byrd line made in China. 9Cr18Mo was indeed a chinese steel Sal was testing. For this testing just a few Catbyrd mules were made with this steel. These were the early ones with the linerlock and the 50/50 forward finger choil. Later the production models were fitted with a frame lock.The ying and yang anti slip inlay pieces were grey instead of black. I have one and I am still very impressed by the quality of Spyderco's Chinese production at that time. Although I have the knife, I am unble to put a picture up here. Still Amazing what Sal/Spyderco and crew were able to come up with in those early Byrd years. I do not know what stopped Sal from producing the BY18 Catbyrd with this 9Cr18Mo.
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