sal wrote:Knife afi's are pretty far out, steel junky's more so, but "edge junky's" are just nuts.
SpyderEdgeForever wrote: Also, do you think a kangaroo would eat a bowl of spagetti with sauce if someone offered it to them?
Thanks for your reply! Have you ever tried LC 200 N? As said, I´d be interested in properties OTHER than it´s high corrosion resistance, since I really don´t need that level of it.bearfacedkiller wrote: ↑Sat May 04, 2019 3:33 pmThe Salts are designed for folks who live near salt water. If you do not then you may not need that level of corrosion resistance. I personally do not.
I have been less than impressed with the corrosion resistance of S30V. It have had it spot up on me countless times. I wouldn’t bring it to the ocean myself.
Thanks! Sounds like just a very good EDC steel for guys like me with merely basic sharpening skills.
SEF, these are good and interesting thoughts, and I am totally with you on that! I sure think it is great that steels like LC 200 N are beeing developed, Spyderco offers knives in it and many people enjoy and benefit from it!SpyderEdgeForever wrote: ↑Sat May 04, 2019 4:25 pmNot only are the Salts important for salt-water corrosion-resistance but I believe they are also important because they help advance stainless steel alloy and metal alloy technology in general, by their existence.
They are proof positive to people that cutting-edge technological development pays off in the form of practical products.
This is important, because, this may surprise you, but, I have found that there are some scientists and engineers who have a low-regard for steel technology. One of them told me "Noone needs any new steel alloys than 440 series and carbon tool steel. The human race would be fine with that. We need to focus our technology in other areas instead." I completely disagree with that opinion.
And so this is one reason why I am so glad for Lc200N, H1, and other nitrogen-rich stainless steel alloys.
This but VG10 can and will react better to a finer grit. LC200N likes it toothy and brown rods will do it justice.
machetes don't spend 16 hours a day in a sweaty pocket. either way most machetes I see are covered in rustzhyla wrote: ↑Sat May 04, 2019 9:43 pmI think there are two kinds of people who need rustproof steel:
1. People who actually take knives in the water or on ocean vessels.
2. People who don’t like minor discolorations on their EDC’s.
I’ve scoured eBay for years and rarely see a rusty Spyderco. Nearly destroyed blades due to abuse, yes, but at best some surface patina. So I would conclude most users don’t “need” LC200N. And those that do know they do because they can smell the salt in the air.
Some people have mentioned in the tropics they need rustproof steels. I don’t know which category they really falls into, but if you can keep a machete in working order I suspect your folder will be ok.