JRinFL wrote: ↑
Thu May 13, 2021 8:13 am
Bolster wrote: ↑
Wed May 12, 2021 11:46 pm
Xplorer wrote: ↑
Wed May 12, 2021 11:41 am
Extremely stainless 4V! If Larrin would have told me he was going to make a steel that performed like 4V and was stainless as M390 I'm afraid to say my response might have been something politely condescending...like "ok...sure
..good luck with that :rolleyes: ". What he actually achieved is monumental
and IMHO sets a new bar by which all new knife steels will be compared.
Agree, and I'm sorta at odds with how to proceed with knife purchases just now. There are plently I'd like to own, but I value toughness and
stainless, so I'm squarely a MagnaCut target. I'm keeping my powder dry for now (but making exceptions for mules). Anybody else having the Larrinite dilemma? It kinda withers my interest in other stainless steels, at least for the time being...
I agree on the Magnacut dilemma, but I wonder how long it will be before we start to see production levels of this new steel? I suspect it will be two years or longer as they are pretty well invested in producing S30V, S35VN, S45VN. Most other makers will balk at any change in steels they are used to using. Spyderco will make the jump, but still have to use up the steels they already own.
I agree, except I'm not so sure about Spyderco switching over anytime soon, they did just make an investment into their own SPY27 house brand. I think we'll see customs in MC in the next year, and production folders proliferate in the next 2-3.... I'm not cancelling any of my planned knife buys in the short term.
I will say, I really hope they run MC hard in production blades, 63-64 HRC. Comparing the CATRA and toughness charts that seems to be where it is really going to Rock. Down around 60-61 where I'm afraid the production companies will stick this steel, it seems like a good option, but more one dimensional, and not as stand out from already established S35VN (although it is tougher, S35VN already seems tough enough for most folder uses).