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poilu
January 4, 2008, 03:50 AM
what kind of stainless steel is schrade+? while i'm at it, what kind of stainless is my buck 110? thanks.

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ArfinGreebly
January 4, 2008, 02:48 PM
It's actually not a single type of steel.

I've seen that stamp on at least three different kinds of steel, and one of those was carbon steel, not stainless.

I'll see if I can find a reference, but one was 420HC (stainless), and the carbon steel was a 4-digit number starting with 10 (10xx).

Think of it as more of a "branding" thing, as opposed to a "type" thing.

mp510
January 4, 2008, 03:12 PM
I'll see if I can find a reference, but one was 420HC (stainless), and the carbon steel was a 4-digit number starting with 10 (10xx).
Schrade used 1095 in their carbon knives. Usually, the Schrade+ stamp was used to indicate stainless steel, though it wouldn't surpirse me that some carbon were stamped that way as well.

Buck is a 420HC, currentely. While many folks say bad stuff about 420 steel, it is fine for utility purposes and Buck is very good at heat treating it.

mp510
January 4, 2008, 03:15 PM
I should also add that some variations of the 110 (such as the Cabelas Alaskan Guide 110) come in premium steels, such as 154cm. Expect to pay a premium compared to a standard 110, which should set you back about $26 at wally.

poilu
January 5, 2008, 07:05 PM
thanks guys. the schrade that got me thinking was a lb7.

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