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What's the fanciest steel you have on a knife or multitool?
« on: February 08, 2021, 07:06:56 PM »
Another thread on traditional knives got me thinking about the steels I have on knives and multitools.

By far the fanciest, and only fancyish steel I have is the 154CM that my LM ST300s have on their wire cutters.

I don't recall having anything remotely fancy or high tech.

I have some D2 and 440C knives but these are not fancy these days by any stretch of the imagination.

Most of my knives / multitools are either common grade Carbon steel (GEC, Camillus, Mora, Ontario etc) or common grade SS (Victorinox, Case, Rough Rider, CRKT, LM etc.)


What Fancy/super steels do you have?



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Re: What's the fanciest steel you have on a knife or multitool?
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2021, 07:15:41 PM »
Some of these have become fairly common, but 154CM, ATS-34, S30V, S35VN, M390.
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Re: What's the fanciest steel you have on a knife or multitool?
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2021, 07:17:06 PM »
These are still super

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Re: What's the fanciest steel you have on a knife or multitool?
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2021, 07:59:32 PM »
I have one Elmax tanto folder, which I  have no need for, just wanted it. 

The rest are Victorinox,  14c28n, 9cr18mov,  Mora 12c27, and 440c. All great steels for my needs.

Good thread topic, should be interesting.   :2tu:


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Re: What's the fanciest steel you have on a knife or multitool?
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2021, 08:06:03 PM »
I have 154cm on my LM Charge and Skeletool and an CPM154 Albers Jackknife.

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Re: What's the fanciest steel you have on a knife or multitool?
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2021, 08:06:51 PM »

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Re: What's the fanciest steel you have on a knife or multitool?
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2021, 08:34:41 PM »
I could say my only premium steel is s30v


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Re: What's the fanciest steel you have on a knife or multitool?
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2021, 08:37:51 PM »
Fanciest steel on a MT is 154CM on my Charge and fanciest steel on a knife must be 20CV on my Zero Tolerance 0609 :tu:
Other than that it's a lot of s30v.

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Re: What's the fanciest steel you have on a knife or multitool?
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2021, 09:37:57 PM »
S35VN on my Sebenza. Also have S30V,  N690Co and CTS-BD1 on knives and 154CM on a Leatherman Charge.

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Re: What's the fanciest steel you have on a knife or multitool?
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2021, 10:37:56 PM »
154cm on my skeletool CX & RX

My work knife is H1 and my daily carry switches between s110v and AEB-L

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Re: What's the fanciest steel you have on a knife or multitool?
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2021, 10:50:29 PM »
154cm on Charge Ti and S30V on Spyderco UKPK.


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Re: What's the fanciest steel you have on a knife or multitool?
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2021, 08:42:35 AM »
I have a Dragonfly 2 in V-Toku 2 tool steel, coated with SUS 410 for corrosion resistance. It's no ZDP or adamantium or anything, but it sure holds an edge. It lives in my toolbag.
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Re: What's the fanciest steel you have on a knife or multitool?
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2021, 09:30:34 AM »
Thanks to LM we all have the 154CM to claim fancy/super steel status :)

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Re: What's the fanciest steel you have on a knife or multitool?
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2021, 09:41:39 AM »
M390 & D2



S35VN & 154CM



D2 and 440C



CPM154




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Re: What's the fanciest steel you have on a knife or multitool?
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2021, 09:47:41 AM »
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Re: What's the fanciest steel you have on a knife or multitool?
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2021, 03:22:08 PM »
I don't really 'chase' super steel per se, but of a few I owned, I do appreciate them.


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Re: What's the fanciest steel you have on a knife or multitool?
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2021, 06:56:12 PM »
S35VN
Damasteel
VG10
S110V
S30V
154CM
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Re: What's the fanciest steel you have on a knife or multitool?
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2021, 04:28:35 PM »
I've got a Benchmade with S30V, and my Skeletool CX with 154CM. A few knives with D2. I have an CRKT with Sandvik steel (or whatever its called) but I don't think there is anything to special about it.

Good topic

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Re: What's the fanciest steel you have on a knife or multitool?
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2021, 05:27:10 PM »
Victorinox steel, some cheap carbon steel, and whatever Mora uses for their cheap stainless steel Companion. :)

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Re: What's the fanciest steel you have on a knife or multitool?
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2021, 06:42:57 PM »
I am not all too sure what qualifies as Fancy Steel really but I have a few in M4,M390 and S35 and I gather that these are Fancier than less pricey steel?

he M4 does seem to hold a great edge for a long time and just cuts most things like a dream and feels like Premium Steel for sure.
The others also seem to be premium but I am also pretty impressed by many knives in 154 or VG10,D2 and even AUS8 so what do I really know after all?!
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Re: What's the fanciest steel you have on a knife or multitool?
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2021, 07:09:23 PM »
CPMS35VN--Spyderco Native 5.
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Re: What's the fanciest steel you have on a knife or multitool?
« Reply #21 on: February 12, 2021, 01:37:50 AM »
154CM
CMP154
4V
M4
S30V
S35VN
S110V
Cru-Wear
B75P
CTS XHP
Elmax
K390
M390
Maxamet
PMA11
PFS27
VG10

There might be more but that's all I can think of at the moment. I might be a steel junkie    :D

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Re: What's the fanciest steel you have on a knife or multitool?
« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2021, 03:55:45 AM »
H1
CPM3V
ZDP189
S30V
154CM
CTS XHP
440C

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Re: What's the fanciest steel you have on a knife or multitool?
« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2021, 05:46:46 AM »
I don't know if it is fancy but one of my favorite blades because of its steel is a Spyderco Mule in CPM M4 hardened to 62 hrc. Really holds an edge and takes a beating. What's not to like :dunno:
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Re: What's the fanciest steel you have on a knife or multitool?
« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2021, 08:50:47 AM »
154CM
CMP154
4V
M4
S30V
S35VN
S110V
Cru-Wear
B75P
CTS XHP
Elmax
K390
M390
Maxamet
PMA11
PFS27
VG10

There might be more but that's all I can think of at the moment. I might be a steel junkie    :D

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Re: What's the fanciest steel you have on a knife or multitool?
« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2021, 09:03:40 AM »
Buck's 420HC on my Woodsman  :dunno:

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Re: What's the fanciest steel you have on a knife or multitool?
« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2021, 11:51:56 AM »
154CM
CMP154
4V
M4
S30V
S35VN
S110V
Cru-Wear
B75P
CTS XHP
Elmax
K390
M390
Maxamet
PMA11
PFS27
VG10

There might be more but that's all I can think of at the moment. I might be a steel junkie    :D
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Re: What's the fanciest steel you have on a knife or multitool?
« Reply #27 on: February 12, 2021, 11:54:14 AM »
I don't really 'chase' super steel per se, but of a few I owned, I do appreciate them.

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Re: What's the fanciest steel you have on a knife or multitool?
« Reply #28 on: February 12, 2021, 12:30:35 PM »
The fanciest I have are ZDP-189 and a HAP40/SUS410 san mai both on Delicas.
Here the HAP 40 one in the middle with D2 (top and bottom) VG10 and Niolox.

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Re: What's the fanciest steel you have on a knife or multitool?
« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2021, 03:23:21 PM »
S30V - Scott Cook
D2 - Laconico
BG-42 - Sebenza
CPM154 - on a BanTang
CPM 3V - on a BanTang
INFI - don't know what it is but it's the steel on my Busse Assault Shaker.

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