Would there be other suitable stainless cladding steels To better match HAP40?Larrin wrote: ↑Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:42 amIt depends on the stainless steel, of course. The commonly chosen 410 has a hardening range of about 1700-1850F though I did find one datasheet that pushed that up to 1950. Assuming 1700-1850F is more optimal that would mean steels like A2 and D2 would be better choices than steels like Blue Super (1435-1525F) or Hap40 (2100-2200F).Albatross wrote: ↑Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:33 pm
From what I understand, some steels pair well with certain stainless steels, and can be heat treated for optimal performance. Are there some steels that don't pair well with stainless steels, making it difficult to heat treat? Not that I'm saying this is the issue with Spyderco's Hap40. This topic just has me curious.
Personally I like the Delica wharnie in hap40 quite well. It doesn’t hold its edge as well as my M4 para3, but it sharpens very easily and is a great user. I’ve no real experience with my rex45 blades yet.