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Blade Material & Hardness for Hard Duty/General Purpose?

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by JohnKSa, Apr 2, 2013.

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  1. RedAlert

    RedAlert Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    Silverdale, WA
    It's interesting to note that our fore-bearers never enjoyed the luxury of the alloys we have at our disposal now. The old time Mountain Men traipsed all over the forests on dry days and wet frog strangler days as well. Those knives held up well and some of them are prized collectables to this day.

    Properly treated, the OP's 1095 stands to out-live him. Perhaps it does need sharpening more often but that is offset by being just that much easier to sharpen than today's super alloys. Keeping it well oiled or waxed is just part of normal maintenance.. much like keeping a pistol cleaned and oiled.

    I imagine a 1095 blade would in general be less expensive than super alloys.

    My opinion would be if you like the knife...buy it.
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