Rick Hinderer actually used 20cv long before the “change”. His S35vn was good stuff and I would take CRK’s S35vn over most 20cv. Some would say it was the right thing for RHK to use lock bar inserts, personally I’m not a fan of them as it requires much more lock bar pressure. Just goes to show It’s all personal preference, the majority may think it was the right thing, but there’s plenty who might differ in opinionRamZar wrote: ↑Tue Jan 11, 2022 6:58 pmHinderer did the right thing by going straight from S35VN to 20CV.TkoK83Spy wrote: ↑Tue Jan 11, 2022 6:50 pmCRK has slowly been moving towards S45VN this past year or so. Baby steps for them I guess!RamZar wrote: ↑Tue Jan 11, 2022 6:47 pmCRK Small Inkosi Insingo has the same blade length as Stovepipe and with titanium clip it’s $375 (all materials made in the U.S.). Stovepipe has the superior 20CV vs S35VN for all CRK. Inkosi weighs 2 ounces less and is much slimmer (width and thickness when closed).
Edit* let me also add in that’s Chris Reeve helped (beyond helped) develop both s30v and S35vn. Perhaps 2 of the most well rounded knife steels in existence and the heat treatment of them in his blades matches the quality of his knives. Exquisite.