hom76 wrote:What makes SB stand out among all the other great steels such as M4, ZDP-189, XHP, S30V,etc?
Actually I pre-ordered the SB Dfly and am pretty excited about it.
Hitachi YSS manufacturing plant known for high quality steels and on the edge technologies.
Also it is quite healthy to my knowledge, while Crucible gone bankrupt not so long ago. It is not
surprise that it outperforms Crucible.
Again there are a lot of Xperts who can "read" composition and do not need to really use knives
to say how good steel is. But in real World this is same as reading "hand lines". So answer like
tungsten 1-1.15% content or 1.3% carbon would be really misleading. I am pretty sure if other
manufacturer do the same - result will be different.
I think that somehow over many years YSS found just right mix and right process to do very well
performing steel - it just happened!
I should also not that Aogami most likely way older then any steels you mentioned here.