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Old 02-26-2021, 10:23 PM   #1
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Default Blade metal for knives

Wanting to get a new knive made and see alot of them are all made from different alloys, 1095 steel, Stainless, Damascus, 5160 steel, whats the best metal, ones to stay away from.

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Old 02-26-2021, 10:45 PM   #2
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Depends on what your primary use for the blade is. I’ve got a good buddy that makes some really high quality custom knives and has always recommended stainless over Damascus for skinning animals. Damascus can be a little more high maintenance than stainless.
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Old 02-26-2021, 11:00 PM   #3
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No such thing as best steel, more what’s best for you. I personally like carbon steels for the strength and sharpness, down side is it takes more care to keep them from rusting. Stainless is a use and forget about it type of user. Damascus is a fancy carbon knife unless you use stainless damascus.
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Old 02-26-2021, 11:24 PM   #4
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I have a friend who cuts and makes knives out of old steel disks that have cut 1000s of acres of Ks farm ground.
Its good steel, holds an edge but sharpens easily.. imo
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Old 02-26-2021, 11:50 PM   #5
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I like CM154, S30V, S35V. CM154 is likely tops for me.
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