TomAiello wrote: ↑
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:47 pm
StuntZombie wrote: ↑
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:41 pm
Out of all the knives in the Reveal, that's the one that's sticking with me the most.
Anyone have thoughts on the performance of Spyderco's 8Cr compared to other brands that use it?
I have had much better results from Spyderco's 8cr than Kershaw. Those are the only two brands I've tried it in, though.
I’ve used it in knives from several brands. Not sure I could tell a difference. Some people claim Kershaw has some magical heat treat recipe for 8Cr. Who knows.
I think the question is a little bit of denial: “I like this knife, but it has a budget steel. I want to believe
Spyderco has magic that turns that steel into a better steel.”
The reality is 8Cr is a good steel. A really **** good steel for most people. Good corrosion resistance. Easy to sharpen. Holds an edge for a useful amount of time. Decent edge stability.
It may be my last pick for a steel but I’ll take a good design with 8Cr over an average design with whizbang steel. The Astute on paper looks like a good design to me. And it’s in a price range where you can recommend the knife to a normal person and they’ll actually buy it.