The majority of your knives seems to be at the $100-$299 price range.dbcad wrote:I picked the 100-299 range but realize now I can't answer the poll honestly. I'm really all over the map on price. Just look at the pic. 3 above 150, a total of 8 right at the 100 threshold, and 2 below roughly.
Price is not a very good measure of "quality". Perceived "quality" is a very subjective quantity. The Caspian Salt, riding in my lunch bag is a very high quality and low maintenance tool in my opinion but only cost about 40 dollars 5 or so years ago. The D'fly salt on my keychain is a beast of a little cutter and is of equal "quality". Opinels are delightful and are of high quality to me also given the price. It seems to me "quality" is better defined as how materials are treated when creating the whole, and how well the whole lasts
Blade materials are just a grab bag of what will work best for the application at a given price point. There are really no better or worse blade materials in general, each has their place.
What place does 420J2 have? Crappy steel is crappy steel.