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dayhiker
February 15, 2013, 12:05 PM
To me the fact that you have a blade made of D2 Steel vs. AUS 6 stainless or Chrome Vanadium means the blade can withstand more abuse. I bought a K-Bar D2 and that thing is one tough customer. That makes it worth it to me.

Hah.....

5CR15MoV, even "less" of a steel than AUS 6

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h340/dayhiker1968/Photo-0021_zps6919d747.jpg

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h340/dayhiker1968/Photo-0022_zps8dff5c27.jpg

Its more than just the steel composition....

But for the OP...I have been drooling over a ZT 0550. Worth a look.

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blaisenguns
February 15, 2013, 01:21 PM
Its more than just the steel composition....



Yes, and very impressive, but how often do you sharpen it? And remember wood is ALOT softer then steel. Try using that for a pry-bar or cutting through bone with it.

dayhiker
February 15, 2013, 02:07 PM
Pry bar? Yep....within it's limitations of course. ( I have better knives for that )

Bone? Nope, not a hunter. If I was, again...I have better knives for that. And none of them are folders :eek:

dayhiker
February 15, 2013, 02:16 PM
Yes, and very impressive, but how often do you sharpen it?

Ooops.. forgot to answer. Fairly often. Not a big deal to me. I find sharpening to be relaxing, freehand with a simple DC-4 pocket stone.

blaisenguns
February 15, 2013, 02:44 PM
The D2 steel will hold up better to torsional stress and shear. I have no doubt you would do fine with your knife you have pictured dayhiker, for average every day use. From what I understand of metallurgy the D2 will withstand real abuse a lot better. It also holds an edge longer in my experience.

dayhiker
February 15, 2013, 03:28 PM
The D2 steel will hold up better to torsional stress and shear. I have no doubt you would do fine with your knife you have pictured dayhiker, for average every day use. From what I understand of metallurgy the D2 will withstand real abuse a lot better. It also holds an edge longer in my experience.
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So does laminated VG-10...

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h340/dayhiker1968/100_1835.jpg

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h340/dayhiker1968/100_1836.jpg

I'll let you know on S35VN in a folder,my ZT0550 is on it's way.

Told you I was drooling. Couldn't resist the price on a Blem. :D

blaisenguns
February 15, 2013, 03:30 PM
:eek:OK, you just like to cut wood. :D:uhoh:

dayhiker
February 15, 2013, 03:37 PM
:D:D:D Yep.... I sure do. I am a bushcrafter/ survivalist/ woodsbum. But I don't baby my knives,they earn their keep or they are gone. :neener::D:what:

blaisenguns
February 15, 2013, 03:40 PM
But I don't baby my knives,they earn their keep or they are gone.

I baby my knives. :( I use them, but I still baby them. I have so many that I really only us a couple. The walls in my room look really cool though:evil:

dayhiker
February 15, 2013, 03:56 PM
The walls in my room look really cool though
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That's cool. Kinda like me and bayonets. But If I can't expect a knife to perform beyond it's design, I have no use for it.:evil::what::banghead:

blaisenguns
February 15, 2013, 04:02 PM
That's cool. Kinda like me and bayonets. But If I can't expect a knife to perform beyond it's design, I have no use for it.

Amen, but I think we have veered of topic slightly.

dayhiker
February 15, 2013, 04:04 PM
hso will allow it. He is a practical real world use guy.

And I promise to post a real use, beat the crap out of review of my ZT0550 when it shows up.;) :uhoh: :D

Pilot
February 15, 2013, 04:52 PM
dayhiker knows his knives. I have a Fallkniven F1, and its a great knife. I've been thinking about getting an S1, but got a BRKT Bravo-1 instead (lots of 1's here). For fixed baldes its hard to beat the Fallkniven, and BRKT stuff.

hso
February 16, 2013, 01:57 AM
But If I can't expect a knife to perform beyond it's design

I don't get that. I expect a knife to perform to its design and product claims, but I don't expect them to perform beyond the design. Go beyond the promotional claims sure.

Kingcreek
February 17, 2013, 07:27 PM
I've got some nice custom knives with excellent heat treated D2 but I cut wood with a Stihl chainsaw. To each his own

dayhiker
February 20, 2013, 12:21 PM
I don't get that. I expect a knife to perform to its design and product claims, but I don't expect them to perform beyond the design

What I mean is, I prefer to eek out just a tad bit beyond beyond it's structural design...ie.. designers usually shortchange themselves on what their product can really do. In my opinion it saves them the trouble of claims of people who expect too much.

Myself I would never claim a design failure of my own abuse.


Go beyond the promotional claims sure.


Always, but of course at my own risk. I would never make a warranty claim knowing I went beyond the risk.

dayhiker
February 20, 2013, 12:25 PM
I've got some nice custom knives with excellent heat treated D2 but I cut wood with a Stihl chainsaw. To each his own

Well when you are 10 miles off trail....fire up that Stihl.:confused::confused:... As a former Line Clearance worker (I won't name the company) I prefer Husqvarna.

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