cpm440v or vg10?

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cpm440v or vg10?

Postby kwak » Sat Jan 19, 2002 1:00 am

which steel do you prefer and why?

which one stays sharper?

which one is more stainless?

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maybe i can use my military to cut myself some nice wooden shoes. greetings from holland

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Postby double axe » Sat Jan 19, 2002 10:30 am

Hi Kwak and welcome to spydieland,both are very well
-Cpm44oV is very wear resistant!(2.15C,5.5V,17Cr)it takes an amazingly fine edge for long time!Due to it's high V and Cr content it is very corrosion resistant
-VG10 is great to but it is easier to sharpen than CPM440V.It can take a great edge but for slightly less time. it is very corrosion resistant too!(it was used for horticultural tools)

You cannot go wrong with these steels!

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Postby tortoise » Sat Jan 19, 2002 6:49 pm

I prefer VG-10. I find it stays sharper, longer than CPM 440V, and sharpens more easily. In my experience, they have been equally corrosion resistant.

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Postby Jeff/1911 » Sun Jan 20, 2002 12:31 am

CPM-440V certainly holds an edge well, but I have a very difficult time achieving a shaving sharp edge with this steel. It is known for it's "toothy" quality which seems to make it an aggressive cutter.

VG-10 gets sharper in my opinion and is far easier to sharpen, while still holding an edge a good, long time.

I much prefer VG-10.

Jeff/1911.

Edited by - Jeff/1911 on 1/19/2002 11:32:59 PM

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Postby yog » Sun Jan 20, 2002 10:02 am

IMHO both have their distinctive uses. I like VG-10 for it's nice clean feal, it's reasonably easy to sharpen considering it's edge holding abilities, I like it for my indoor knives.

CPM-440v is a great outdoors steel. Holds an edge like nobodies business and cuts through the most reluctant of materials like they were butter. A good example, sometimes a highly polished VG-10 blade will sometimes just run over the surface of a slick / tough material, but CPM-440v just digs in and starts cutting.
I will admit that CPM-440v can be a bit tough to sharpen, I had a knife arrive reciently that was BG-42 (that to my untutored eye, feals very much like 440v), but it wasn't to the normal sharpness I have become acustomed to. It took a lot of time and effort to get a fine edge on it, but despite a lot of medium / heavy cutting since shows very little sign of fading.

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Postby kwak » Wed Jan 23, 2002 2:31 pm

thanks for all the replies guys,though i was born in chicago most of my life i have lived in holland so i am not familiar with all your expression;for instance what does imho mean.
greetings from windmillcountry

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Postby yog » Wed Jan 23, 2002 2:56 pm

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Postby mundele » Fri Jan 25, 2002 4:19 pm

VG-10 is my favorite, by far. My experience has been the same as jeff/1911's


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Postby liko » Thu Jan 31, 2002 7:47 pm

In my newbie opinion, the biggest difference is in how well you can polish the blade surface and edge. VG-10 can be very highly polished for a very clean, keen edge that makes precision cuts. It really can shave hair with ease. CPM-440V seems to be a slightly coarser steel. It can't be polished as mirror-shiny, but that may be a blessing in some applications. A keen edge on 440V has those micro-serrations the Spyderco website talks about, for a biting edge that will cut in and rip while still making a clean cut. It's also aesthetics. A stainless steel handle with a VG10 steel blade just looks classier than even a Native SS with the 440V steel blade, and certainly better than a lightweight.


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