JIm I'm on the same page as you I'm pretty sure. Unless they replace VG-10 with something significantly better I'm still content with some of those Japan made models using VG-10. But with all the steels to select from with Crucible I think there should be at least a half a dozen blade steels that would sell better than S30V IMO.James Y wrote: ↑Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:14 pmI’ve never passed on a model I was interested in because of either VG-10 or S30V, but between the two I like VG-10 better. I’ve never had any problems with either. I’ve found both are pretty easy to resharpen, too, but VG-10 is a snap to resharpen. When I pass on a model, it’s almost always because I realize I don’t really want the knife itself, anyway.
I would rather see S30V replaced as one of the base steels than VG-10.
I just knew that VG-10 has about as many detractors as S30V did. We all like different things for different reasons and this narrow blade steel selection on certain models I believe plays into the equation more than we might think.
I'm curious to know why you'd pass on S30V but not VG-10. I like 'em both and don't favor one over the other. So I'm interested in knowing why you'd pass on a knife because of S30V but not VG-10.
If that question is for me it's really simple. I just haven't had very good overall luck with S30V and it hasn't been just one isolated incident either. But I"ve always had great overall results with VG-10 even though it's not a favorite like M390 is but I still like it for hard use and for kitchen/culinary blades too. I just like a lot Crucible's other steels a lot better I guess is the simple answer. Just like a lot of people like different cars or washing machines.Sharp Guy wrote: ↑Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:20 pmI'm curious to know why you'd pass on S30V but not VG-10. I like 'em both and don't favor one over the other. So I'm interested in knowing why you'd pass on a knife because of S30V but not VG-10.