Evil D wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:55 am
Doc Dan wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:25 am
Daveho wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:08 am
Evil D wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:33 pm
Overall M4 is probably my favorite steel, so I tend to agree with ya here. Honestly though I can't say I need the edge retention anymore. This topic obviously depends greatly on a person's uses so it's a little ridiculous to claim any steel to be perfect, I just wanted to get a fun discussion going. I do think H1 deserves more credit though.
I’d love to give it a go but haven’t looked too far into it because of the yellow, as the knife laws here are quite harsh it’s not great to go high vis.. I’ll have to see what I can get
I hear you. While knives are not illegal where I live, it is illegal if a police officer says it is, despite the law. So, I see no need to have a brightly colored knife that is not also small enough to palm. Out of sight out of mind, so to speak.
You guys do know most of the Salts come in black too right?
and different variations of that black, and you can always RIT dye or paint the yellow ones
H1 is tough as hell. Way tougher than any stainless I've used. It's not something people should be questioning at this point, a lot of us have over a decade of experience with H1. I can personally attest that it holds up great to chopping, prying, batoning, stabbing through the top of a food tin etc. I can't recall ever seeing H1 chip, even at the silly thin edge angles I use.
can't say I've never ever chipped H1, but it was minor and came back to business in no time. Repairing and straightening H1 is so forgiving compared to even AUS-8 and CTS-XHP
I've stabbed with it and pried to the point where I'm sure 8Cr or CTS-XHP would have snapped
and nothing beats getting sand, algae and dirt in the knife and rinsing it out in the water or dishwasher knowing there are no parts to rust
Folder and fixed blade alike
i'd love to own a parang or a kukri machete in PE H1 though.. its toughness and corrosion resistance will be just perfect for my uses since all my big blades always tend to get neglected and abused unlike my edc blades
the closest you get is this,
a really well balanced knife that due to shape and ergonomics chops as well as blades 2 inches longer and just melts in the hand, doing half of the work for you