Best knife design and steel pairings?

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Best knife design and steel pairings?

Postby GarageBoy » Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:49 pm

The 4V lil native to me was a weird combo - a tough steel in a tiny folder seems odd, but I guess you can really go ham on it

So which steel/model combinations do you feel bring out the best in each other?

Like the h1 hawkbills in serrated - tough, holds a good edge- the rust proof is the icing

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Re: Best knife design and steel pairings?

Postby TkoK83Spy » Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:55 pm

Really enjoying my Manix 2 in Cruwear lately.

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Re: Best knife design and steel pairings?

Postby Frozenspyder » Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:00 pm

I'd say the Police 4 and K390. The Police 4 would be fine in vg10, as we'll soon see with the lw model, but K390 just elevates it to a whole new level. It's still surprisingly slicey for a knife of its size. K390 adds a level of toughness that really brings out the utility of the blade.

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Re: Best knife design and steel pairings?

Postby bearfacedkiller » Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:11 pm

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Re: Best knife design and steel pairings?

Postby Larrin » Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:21 pm

GarageBoy wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:49 pm
The 4V lil native to me was a weird combo - a tough steel in a tiny folder seems odd, but I guess you can really go ham on it

So which steel/model combinations do you feel bring out the best in each other?

Like the h1 hawkbills in serrated - tough, holds a good edge- the rust proof is the icing
4V is more an all around steel than a “tough” steel. And high toughness steels that can be taken to high hardness are very good for thin blades.
http://www.KnifeSteelNerds.com - Steel Metallurgy topics related to knives

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Re: Best knife design and steel pairings?

Postby standy99 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:05 pm

Gayle Bradley in M4

Tank knife design and build with great steel choice.
( not a knife you would use around salt water anyway )
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Postby jdw » Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:07 pm

^^^^^This^^^^^^
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Re: Best knife design and steel pairings?

Postby Bloke » Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:49 pm

S90V Sprig. :cool:
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Re: Best knife design and steel pairings?

Postby Catamount123 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:50 pm

Hundred Pacer and CTS-XHP. One of my favorite designs, in one of my favorite steels. I am also liking CTS-BD1N, and think it is a good combo with the Para 3 LW.
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Re: Best knife design and steel pairings?

Postby cycleguy » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:58 pm

I'll put in for a few (they made the list because they have a little extra something to them, I'll call it MOJO):

1) Chaparral & CTS-XHP (and I''ll add a third dimension; carbon fiber handle)
2) Delica & VG-10 (FRN)
3) UK PenKnife & BD1N (FRN)

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Re: Best knife design and steel pairings?

Postby Sumdumguy » Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:05 pm

The Caribbean, duh :P

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Re: Best knife design and steel pairings?

Postby TomAiello » Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:01 pm

Dragonfly in ZDP-189.
Para 3 in Maxamet.
Southfork in s90v.
Province in 4v.
Mule in a lot of things. :)

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Re: Best knife design and steel pairings?

Postby ladybug93 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:34 am

i love my xhp manix 2. would love it even more in lc200n.

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Re: Best knife design and steel pairings?

Postby spyderwolf » Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:44 am

I have pedestrian tastes:Endela,VG10.
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Re: Best knife design and steel pairings?

Postby Surfingringo » Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:12 am

I think any of the hawkbill designs in H1 are a near perfect matchup of design and steel given the steel’s extreme toughness. I also believe that lc200n is a good matchup for the Waterway design. Actually, pretty much any of the Salts that were designed specifically to be ocean use knives have a good steel to design matchup.

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Re: Best knife design and steel pairings?

Postby Flizwit » Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:04 am

Lil Nilakka zero grind RWL34 slicey dicey
Techno 2 CTS-XHP my tank

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Re: Best knife design and steel pairings?

Postby abbazaba » Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:20 am

PM2 in M4/REX45

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Re: Best knife design and steel pairings?

Postby The Deacon » Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:03 am

Stretch and Kiwi are the Spyderco models I like the most, Kiwi only ever came in VG-10 and it's also my preferred steel for the Stretch as everything else it's been offered in had less rust resistance.
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Re: Best knife design and steel pairings?

Postby The Meat man » Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:29 am

Schempp Tuff in CPM 3V.
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Re: Best knife design and steel pairings?

Postby sok » Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:32 am

Caly 3.5 with the slick carbon fiber handle and a VG10 blade dropped in. Ergonomic, easy to maintain a quality edge, deep carry pocket clip that doesn't even look like a knife, and easy in and out of the pocket. With its pinned construction and backlock, I can clean this knife without worrying about water and chemicals seaping into hard to reach places. One screw(pivot) is all is needed to completely disassemble.


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