JS_KnifeNerd wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:30 pm
Hey, it's JS_KnifeNerd
Would someone kindly teach me about these steels? I would always like to know more about more steels and this sounds like a good learning opportunity. Thank you!!!
Glad to see you posting here more.
I don't know about Vtoku 2, I don't have any myself, but Im sure some of the others will be happy to tell you about it. I know it's a tool steel, so it will be more prone to staining, rusting, or forming a patina. But it should as a trade off have better wear resistance and edge holding than a non tool steel.
If you want to learn more about steels in general... that will take some time. There is a lot to cover. First there is the actual ingredients of the steel (carbon, iorn, chromium, vanadium, etc...), then there is how it's heat treated, Hardness, Tempering, then there is the geometry of the blade itself.
All of these things are a factor in the steels performance. Bearing that in mind, some steels are tougher than others, some hold a sharp edge longer, some are more resistant to impact, some have higher wear resistance, some are more stainless than others, some have high carbide volume....... and usually a steel that is good at one thing will be weak in another area, it's all trade offs.
I'd really recommend checking out Larrins Knife Steel Nerds website. He explains it so much better than I can. Also search DeadBoxHero 's posts on this forum, Ankerson and Xplorer too. That's not everyone, but it's a good place to start.