I look at it as a "Stretch Jr" or a "Stretch Mini" (no lock of course). BD1N is so good, it sharpens itself as you cut!! OK, getting a little carried away...Doeswhateveraspidercan wrote: ↑Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:54 pmWhy would you assume that? What does this steel have to do with either of the other two you remember me not wanting? Kind of confusing reply.BornIn1500 wrote: ↑Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:35 pmI'm surprised you're looking forward to BD1N after having written off S30V and S35VN. It's impossible to really say how it will perform exactly, without knowing how hard they're running it. That makes all the difference. But don't count on it out-cutting S30V.
I was hoping to hear from some of the people owning the UK penknife in this steel and what there experience has been with it. I have even considered buying one just because it is so similar to the stretch minus a lock.
https://www.bladehq.com/item--Spyderco- ... nife--9303
Currently playing with a UK Penknife in BD1N and a Yaxell Dragon serrated edge in BD1N. Is supposed to be a well balanced steel with potential to not be as chippy as other well balanced steels (like VG10, S30V) at tall bevels. Said to be as good at edge retention as well balanced steels like VG10 & S30V with others saying it will do better given the 63 rockwell and others saying it won't. Once the Para 3 lightweight is released I'm certain there will be a flood of information on the BD1N.
From what I can gather, it fits in as a well balanced steel that doesn't cost as much as other well balanced steels.
I ran the UK a couple of days on packaging tape and cardboard boxes, can't quantify the yardage, but felt the super slicey factory edge was slipping a little so I worked it on a piece of card stock (card stock on back of a small writing tablet, about like a vanilla folder or a recipe card) and had it back to being super slicey without much effort. Eventually took a flimsy cardboard nail file to it and ruined the super slicey edge to the point where the blade would still cut thru paper but rip it more than slice it, then worked it back to being super slicey with the card stock (a little more effort this time due to a couple areas of stubborn burrs). Used the knife some more and eventually made it to the diamond stones where it feels pretty soft and got super slicey with little effort.
For reference, I'm a fan of well balanced steels. Really like the VG-10 on my Delica. Too early to say, but don't believe the BD1N noticeably outlasts the other well balanced steels in this group.