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K.T.N
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Aug 23, 2015
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This is the same type of blade steel used in the Mora 2000 and Mora Bushcraft Forest. Both of those are awesome knives, so this isn't trash steel. Not sure about the heat treatment, however, which has a huge impact on how a given steel will perform. So that's a wild card.
This one looks like a cool knife. The recurve on the Tanto is interesting, though.
I guess it's a matter of taste. A short while ago I got two of those limited edition Kershaw Blurs with the tanto blades. One had a straight lines on the blade edges, which is what I expected. The other had a noticeable recurve on the main cutting edge, which I attribute to sloppy manufacturing/quality control. Functionally, it doesn't really matter. But having an out of tolerance find like that where it should be straight gave me an feeling like my knife was somehow flawed. Especially when the grind describes a frown (recurve) instead of a smile (belly).
On this one it's part of the design.
Aug 23, 2015
Cujobob
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Aug 25, 2015
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I believe this is Sandvik's steel all of which are excellent if heat treated properly. Low carbide steels seem to depend more on having a good heat treat than do higher carbide steels. Kershaw's 14C28N is good, but that steel with a proper HT is simply fantastic. I really enjoy a custom I have with it.
Aug 25, 2015
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