archangel wrote: ↑
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:00 am
Rex M42 (Crucible) // Micro Melt M42 (Carpenter)
I'll bite on your post!
I'm sure liking your list here too, archangel. Some fantastic choices there!
I am about 3/4 of the way through my busiest time of the year right now. So my dabbling in knife making, is playing second fiddle at the moment. But, once things slow down some for me. I'm diving into Rex 54 next, and I am hoping that Sal is thinking about it as well.
Spyderco uses Rex 45 now, and I love it! And, I'm going crazy for a Manix 2 with it.
I have made a couple of knives in M42 already, and really love it as well.
I have Maxamet and Rex 121 knives now, and to be honest. Those are some pretty extreme steels, and do have their disadvantages in working with them.
So to my line of thinking, and after having given the steel composition charts a long hard look this Summer (I have about a dozen printed out, and posted on my office walls:). For me here next, and considering that Spyderco already does Rex 45. The next logical step, in my mind. For Spyderco and myself. Is Rex 54. It being locally sourced is nice too, and that has its own advantages. Unlike the choices of Vanax, Vanadis 8, and Vancron SC (You spelled 'Vancron' wrong;)
So what do others in this thread, think of this choice? I know that personally. I am going to put my time, money, and effort into it.