I like both steels too.. As aranrae stated they hold a nice working edge and sharpen up nice!! Johnaraneae wrote:The steels are very similar. So similar that you shouldn't be able to notice much/any real difference in use or sharpening. The difference is American steel vs Chinese. I actually like 8Cr as a working steel. Holds a fair edge and sharpens easily.
JAfromMN wrote:I'm going to try get a new byrd. I hate the steel used in the current byrds.
I'm a working man and I use my knives hard.
Hopefully these new byrds will hold a nice edge like the bd1 manix 2 lwt I've been using.
I'm in need of a new work knife.
Something smaller than my normal blades.
This might be just what I need.