I will take S30v over 35vn any day. S35VN was DESIGNED to be CHEAPER to grind and machine. The only thing it has over S30v is toughness, and thatsnprobably marginal.AwayFromMySpydieHole wrote: ↑Fri May 08, 2020 4:31 pmI find it funny that people are excited about S45vn (which is EXTREMELY) similar to s35vn in composition, but complain about s30v.
The extra % of vanadium in s30v means it’s almost certainly going to outperform both s35vn and S45vn in regards to edge retention. I really don’t understand why so many people have something against s30v.
I am using my new teal endura in s30v and I broke down a TON of cardboard with it yesterday. It still easily shaved hair afterward. It was an amount of cardboard that has totally blunted the edges of other knives in “better” steels.
People under estimate s30v and it makes me sad. It’s so ubiquitous now that I guess some people just assume the other steels are better. Because they’re on a sprint run and have 15 more VN’s! Gotta be better right?
I am wondering this too, I'm glad they made a black bladed version.
I think it’s pretty fair.Pancake wrote: ↑Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:07 amWell, it's 30 $ more then standard S30V with DLC coating. Is it worth that extra money? Hard to tell.
If someone is really sold on tanto blades and loves PM2, I think it's not that much expensive.
There is a lot more grinding to do with this blade profile, so I think the price is fair.
Don't know why, but I always thought that they are going to release it with and without DLC coating.