Lucabrasi wrote: ↑
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:13 am
Ritter is heavy for my tastes. Though again seems like a great value. I suppose it is yet to be seen how well they are heat treating their 20cv, but most anecdotes seem to be positive, as does yours.
Generally when doing the type of work you’re describing I use a fix blade, as I have an unjustifiably expensive collection of those also.
I've tried to buy fixed blades, but I really have no use for them. Anything I need to do I can do with my folders, and if I need something super durable I pull out my cold steel ad10. If I need to chop something I have a hatchet.
They also have a mini ritter... And the 20cv seems as good as any other 20cv/m390 steel I've used from spyderco or benchmade. I know that one YouTube tester (outpost76 I think) said they had trouble with edge retention of it, but I don't find that to be the case. Although Im not just cutting cardboard, and many factors go into those tests.
Then again lots of people claim zero tolerance's 20cv is soft, but I don't see that either. And can't find any hrc tests of it to back it up. My own use says it's as good as any other. I use it, and probably touch it up way too much (I like pulling a knife out and doing the arm hair test!). Most of the time even if it won't shave hair it's still plenty sharp enough, I guess I'm just ocd!
Anyway, I went on a tangent! It happens sometimes!
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