I love traditional carbon steel pocket knives, but prefer SAKs exactly as they are. However, a carbon pioneer/farmer with steel bolsters and ebony covers would grab my attention
If you've seen my posts in any of the traditionals threads, you know I love carbon blades. But keep my SAKs SS please, unless they're really old.
Carbon steel knives take a keener edge. And they tend to hold an edge well. Vic's SS is....soft, and not really suitable for long-term use. Now, I might take a SAK with a ZDP-189 or S35V blade over a Carbon Steel version, but that's another question........
Nope. The Vic stainless to my untrained eye, is pretty much the same as 1095 with the advantage of being a stainless steel. Takes a wicked edge, a quite easy to touch up.
Quote from: Joe58 on October 11, 2018, 01:26:26 AMNope. The Vic stainless to my untrained eye, is pretty much the same as 1095 with the advantage of being a stainless steel. Takes a wicked edge, a quite easy to touch up.My experience is that Vic steel doesn't hold an edge quite as long as 1095 but the easy touch-up makes up for the difference and does indeed take a keen edge.
Interesting SAK TheP, anyone try one you know?