Spyderedgeforever, checking that link out now, thanks for sharing.
twinboysdad wrote:H1 PE sucks to me. Juice ain't worth the squeeze. Get it in SE or don't bother.
That hasn't been my experience at all. Once reground, PE H1 is probably my favorite steel. Its tougher than any other stainless, stable at very low edge angles, rust proof, takes the sharpest edge out of anything in my collection and has edge holding on par with my VG10 folders. I might feel differently if I cut a ton of abrasive materials, but for my uses H1 can't be beat.
But the performance of factory edged H1 is bad in my experience. If H1 behaved that way once reground it would not be nearly as high on my list. But my reground Pacific Salt and Aqua Salt PE cut as well as anything else I own. In fact the Aqua Salt is my go to for breaking down cardboard for recycling.
I'm just wondering why there is such a big difference.
Have you ever tried a reground H1 PE knife? Or are your experiences based off factory edge angles?
This thing whittles hair, never rusts, and devours foot after foot of cardboard: