I am still a very "basic", down to earth and really not very knowledgable guy when it comes to steels. Generally I am totally fine with S30V, VG10, H1, HXP,don´t look for sprints in other steels (what would interest me in sprints: Handles in Micarta or wood! So if I would have gotten a "Crucarta" Shaman for example, it would have been much more for the handle,than for the steel...)
Just one exception:
HAP40 Sprints of Seki models (though those all came out BEFORE I joined the forum)!
I absolutely wanted my two favorite models in that for me perfect steel (LOVE the SUS410 cladding too), so I bought an used HAP40 Endura (could not find a new one) for a rather unreasonable high price and found a HAP40 Stretch 1 for a good one.
I also like the burnt orange scales, but in hindsight I think I should have tried to find the Pakkawood / HAP 40 version of the Endura
Last edited by Wartstein
on Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:20 am, edited 1 time in total.
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40