ZrowsN1s wrote: ↑
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:38 pm
There are pluses minuses and trade offs to all steels. I was talking to someone not too long ago about why they preferred S90V to S110V. S110V has greater wear resistance than S90V but is not by coincidence harder to sharpen. They found S90V to be for them a better balance of wear resistance and ease of sharpening than S110V. It does best with a coarse edge, but I find it holds a polished edge nicely too. And it is fairly stainless.
In short if you're looking for something that is a small step back from the extremes of S110V, S90V is a little more of a balanced steel, while still being high performance, wear resistant, stainless high carbide steel.
This nails it exactly, I could not say it better, except that I might go farther than saying it is "fairly stainless". It seems doggone stainless.
My favorite stainless, with the CPM 20CV family a close second.