For the sake of arguing guns I tend to agree with you. Ruger has engineered extremely robust, albeit big revolvers. I personally see nothing wrong with both methods being used in gun manufacturing. This logic does not apply to manufacturing in general and tends to get people who know better defensive (I'm not one of them), which is how we end up with threads like this. Feel free to do some research into knives at any price. Until recently only one custom maker was able to successfully cast knives and that was David Boye. What he created was more of an alloy (440 dendritic) than steel.