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pushing the performance

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by dayhiker, Feb 15, 2013.

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  1. dayhiker

    dayhiker Member

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    Hah.....

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

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    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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  2. blaisenguns

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    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.
     
  3. dayhiker

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    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:
     
  4. dayhiker

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    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.
     
  5. blaisenguns

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    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.
     
  6. dayhiker

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    So does laminated VG-10...

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    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
     
  7. blaisenguns

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    :eek:OK, you just like to cut wood. :D:uhoh:
     
  8. dayhiker

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    :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:
     
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    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:
     
  10. dayhiker

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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:
     
  11. blaisenguns

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

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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    I've got some nice custom knives with excellent heat treated D2 but I cut wood with a Stihl chainsaw. To each his own
     
  16. dayhiker

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    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.



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

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    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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