Wartstein wrote: ↑
Sat May 02, 2020 5:30 pm
In which ways? I was not TOO impressed with the CTS BD1 in my Manix LW (it was ok, but I liked VG10 better), but I hear the "N" makes a lot of difference (aka the switch to CTS BD1 N
Yes. The N changes everything. I also had a bd1 manix and wasn’t super impressed, it’s good, but you gotta sharpen it!!! I had a para 3 LW to try bd1n, it wasn’t my thing but when I heard they were rolling these out with bd1n I sold it and found one of these. I feel like it’s not even a fair name for it. I like everything about it. Sharpenability, edge holding, strops back up to hair popping very easily. It’s in my top 5. It’s more likely to roll than chip, not something I care about much but some will.
I forgot to add, the edge stability is great. I get performance above vg10.
The key with it is like every other steel. Gotta sharpen away the factory stuff and get to the fresh metal and i do believe you would be singing it’s praises as well.