p_atrick wrote: ↑
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:59 am
For those of you who said "Military" "PM2", does it matter what steel? Would you be fine with standard S30V, or would you want one of the sprints? I think if I were to have but one knife, I'd probably want something easy(-ier) to sharpen.
I own (2) knives in total, A Spyderco Paramilitary 2 S110V Blurple, and a Spyderco Military in S110V Blurple.
I sharpened my Military in S110V then cut up a pound of paperboard in to tiny pieces, then I cut 378 feet of cardboard. The knife would still shave!
I physically couldn’t dull it to the point where it wouldn’t shave, and I eventually gave up lol. It was a test I was trying to see how long it took to stop a knife where it wouldn’t shave anymore at all. It just kept on shaving, and I couldn’t believe how incredible the steel held up, I ran out of cardboard before the edge gave up.
Even though the knife was still extremely sharp after all that cutting, I just stropped the edge vigorously about 20 times per side. And it was back to hair popping sharp!
S30V is great, but it’s easy to maintain S110V that has superior edge retention. I’ve never even tried S30V either. And, I think it’ll be just fine for even me and anyone else. I’ve gotten a little spoiled with really sharp knives, that are always razor sharp day to day.
But realistically, you could go a year before needing to sharpen S110V. I’d only touch up the edge every week with leather at 19dps, or fine diamonds, or ceramics at 20DPS. And realistically you don’t even need to touch up the edge. You would have a sharp knife for a longtime, with a good working edge.
The factory edge on S110V is really sharp right out of the box. And it will last too. But as you can see, I’m a fan of the steel. I’ve learned how to get it super sharp, I know what it can handle, and what it cannot handle.
I’d say, if you want long edge life and the best rust resistant steel next only to the Spyderco salt series H1 knives.
S110V is all I know haha. So, I may sound stupid rattling on about it. I’m sure any othersteel is great too.
At the end of the day, the knife is only as good as how sharp you can get it! Besides 8cr13mov and cheaper steels that really lose that extreme sharpness after a few cuts.