“Factory fresh blades” comparison is pre sharpening. Also not working in an industrial environment just everyday usage packing boxes some double walled stuff mostly single wall,plastics used in packaging opening, some food prep. The thing I am looking for is continued razor sharpness through paper to see which is holding better.Mattysc42 wrote: ↑Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:28 pmAre you sure you’re sharpening them properly without leaving a negative burr? S30v, xhp and cruwear are all nearly identical when cutting gritty abrasives when fully apexed, though cruwear and xhp are easier to debur. None of them will cut more than a few hundred feet of gritty industrial cardboard before being completely dull, and last less than an hour of work for me. M4 lasts around 4.5 hours, and 10v and zdp last a day, and maxamet lasts 2. All at 15dps, and treetopping sharp to start.Doeswhateveraspidercan wrote: ↑Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:41 pmHmmm this has not been my experience at all.
M4 more wear resistant than Cruwear? S30V in the same class as Cruwear? Not in the brand New Militaries I have had each with factory fresh blades.
So far Cruwear is outlasting both of those steels and neither of them were anywhere near as as sharp. The next closest I have noticed to Cruwear has been CTS-XHP followed by M4.
It would be neat to explore 4V from some of the recent posts I have read.
Yes for my usage if you get right down to actual need any steel will do and so will a Victoronix pocket knife but the superior cutting steel that holds a truly sharp edge longer and is easy to touch up is what I prefer not need, so I buy Spydercos.