Doeswhateveraspidercan wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:44 pm
soc_monki wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:47 pm
Where does cruwear stack up compared to s30, 20cv, etc? I'm curious as I've never dealt with it.
20CV, M390 & CTS-204P are nearly identical in Chemical Composition. Of the 3 I subjectively prefer 20CV.
S30V is harder to sharpen to a truly sharp edge than any above and tends not to hold a truly sharp edge as long but a working edge for a very long time. It is the only steel I have ever had the tip break off while slicing cardboard and no I did not hit a staple.
Cruwear is a different steel than all above. It is very easy to sharpen, readily takes a very sharp edge holds a very sharp edge for a long period of time, is not prone to chipping and in my use have found it to be just as resistant to rust as all above.
Maybe even more so as I live in Florida and our water in my area is very heavily chlorinated and I also recently discovered it is ran through an RO ( Reverse Osmosis ) system and the they are not adjusting the PH sufficiently with ash so what happens it the water is too acidic and leaches the minerals out of copper pipes and causes holes in the pipes and foundation slab leaks.
This goes a very long way towards explaining why my S30V not only rusted but pitted and my M390 and CTS-204P developed corrosion so swiftly and other people go hey wait a minute when I posted and even shewed pictures in the past.
The numbers show cruwear not to be a stainless steel and suggest it should be far easier to corrode than it actually is, I will say this much it handles the water we have allot better than other steels.
The only way to truly appreciate what cruwear really is is to get some in hand and really use it. There is a reason it commands a premium price on the secondary market.
I knew about 20cv/m390/204p being basically the same compositionally. I like my 20cv knives, so I'm fine with any of the three. I don't have the water problems you have, and I haven't had any of my knives rust (except a couple cheap Chinese traditionals).
Cruwear sounds good though. I just know I'm staying away from steels like s110v. I just don't need that much edge retention and sharpening difficulty! If it's in the range of 20cv in the sharpening department I'm good!
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