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S30V vs. 154CM

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

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  1. jahwarrior

    jahwarrior Member

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    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.
     
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    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.

     
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    S30V should probably be compared to CPM154 as it'll have much more wear resistance than 154CM.
     
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    May I ask a similar question here? What are the practical differences between D2 and CPMD2?
     
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    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

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    From what I've seen (when both have equal heat treat) CPMD2 stays sharper longer.
     
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    What Don says is the same as Walter Brend. CPMD2 makes for a very wear resistant steel.
     
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    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.
     
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    CPM M4 is crazy tough - I don't know how anyone grinds it or sharpens it.
     
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