JNewell wrote:I have a mid-90s Regular Sebenza that is supposed to be in that range. I know I have "better" blades, but it's hard to notice in real life. This one should be a treat.
Sebenza's were the first knives that I saw offered in BG-42. I'm quite sure it was available before then, but that's when I took notice. I seem to remember some people questioning the move from BG-42 to S30V and then S35VN.
CTS B75P doesn't look like a monster steel with regard to alloy content, but at the expected hardness, it should still be impressive. It's a relatively simple steel with a decent amount of Molybdenum and a little Vanadium. I would imagine due to the chemistry and the powder metallurgy process that it should be relatively fine grained as well. Corrosion resistance should be good and I expect it to be relatively easy to sharpen.
I keep coming back to some of the Mules as favorites and they're not always the "best" steels with regard to edge holding. My 52100 is one of my favorites, largely because it takes a very nice edge with little effort. I have very high hopes that this will be another favorite. Hmmm...now, what do I want for scales?
42 Spyderco fixed blades and counting...