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S30V vs. 154CM

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by jahwarrior, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. jahwarrior

    jahwarrior Well-Known Member

    what is the practical difference between the two? i don't want the chemical makeup; that's like reading latin. just the physical differences between them: edge retention, toughness, all that good stuff. is one better than the other? or will it make a difference for a working knife? thanks, guys.
  2. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Kinda like asking what's the best gun? For what?

    There's probably no practical difference for a working knife as long as you're talking about a knife blade. It's much more important for you to learn to sharpen.

    Last edited: Nov 6, 2008
  3. Valkman

    Valkman Well-Known Member

    S30V should probably be compared to CPM154 as it'll have much more wear resistance than 154CM.
  4. alaskanativeson

    alaskanativeson Well-Known Member

    May I ask a similar question here? What are the practical differences between D2 and CPMD2?
  5. JTW Jr.

    JTW Jr. Well-Known Member

    Majority of the people couldn't tell the diff between S30v to CPM154 to ATS34 in actual use.

    You also have to factor in the HT , which makes all the diff in the world , as does a real cryo quench ( not just a simple toss in a home freezer ).

    HT'd correctly , for a working knife , you won't notice a difference.
  6. Valkman

    Valkman Well-Known Member

    From what I've seen (when both have equal heat treat) CPMD2 stays sharper longer.
  7. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    What Don says is the same as Walter Brend. CPMD2 makes for a very wear resistant steel.
  8. damyankee

    damyankee Well-Known Member

    I have a 806 D2 I use for everything for at least over a year now and it would still cut whatever if I need it to. :)

    Since were on this topic, what about CPM-M4? I have the 12800 and what I read about the materials of the blade it sounds crazy strong.
  9. Valkman

    Valkman Well-Known Member

    CPM M4 is crazy tough - I don't know how anyone grinds it or sharpens it.

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