I was wondering how much better D2 is than 8Cr13. I've been kind of on a cheap knife kick off and on recently.
It seems like a lot of made in China knives come with AUS-8 or 8Cr13 (which translates to english as 440C
) or D2 is usually an option.
Are the Chinese steel factories capable of making a particle version of D2? CPM's D2 seemed to be pretty nice.