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Thread: AUS-6 vs. 440C/8Cr13MoV

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    AUS-6 vs. 440C/8Cr13MoV

    Just wondering if anyone had any thoughts on how the two compared. My only experience with AUS-6 is in a CRKT and somehow I am guessing that is different than 's AUS-6.
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    Not exact specs, but...

    AUS6A is similar to 440A
    8A....440B
    10A..440C

    8Cr13MoV is similar to 440B

    440 A has 0.6% carbon
    440B 0,8% carbon
    440C 1.0 % carbon
    would that help?

    Generally, the more carbon, the higher hardenablity.

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    Thumbs down Aus-6

    AUS-6 is the only blade steel that the Great Spyder Factory uses that I personally have no use for. The only knife I owned with AUS-6 was a knife that I spent more time sharpening than I did using. Now AUS-10 is a favorite of mine. I only have one user knife made with it but it performs well for me. I have had decent luck with 440c & 440V but the other 440 series blade steels you can have. By the way how close are we to getting some blades with ZDP-189?

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    So far I know that Sal has said that the new byrds are comparable to AUS-8, but he threw me when he said they had rc61. I'm curious because the SS Delicia and Endura are AUS-6 and wondered how they stack up to the byrds. It almost sounds like IMHO that the byrds have better steel although I know the 's will be upgraded soon. It would be nice to hear from some who have had a chance to use both for comparison purpose.

    Don't know about dates for ZDP-189.
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