polish it up and just TRY to dull it... I use my 'fly constantly, and haven't managed to kill the edge I put on in febuary. Still bites if I run my thumb down the edge. FLAT grind edge, zero bevel... sandpaper and boredom.
s30v is nice if you want something that will stay "sharp" for a long time, but it doesn't keep a shaving edge for long under use. it'll keep a working edge a LONG time though. I have a 30deg edge, polished to 1200 SiC and then hit with a 800grit AO at 40deg. My lil temp still pops hair after about 2 months of use on this edge.
vg-10 seems 'soft' compared to ats-55. it sharpens easy but doesn't seem to stay sharp as long as ats-55. Gets a whole lot sharper to start with though.
Don't mind the "8 etc" steel in my pelican. Acts somewhere between aus 8 and 440c in my informal testing. Takes a decent edge, and lasts through a day of cutting 1/4" poly rope... simple stropping was all I needed for another day of it.
Last edited by vampyrewolf; 10-15-2005 at 03:29 PM.
Coffee before Conciousness
Why do people worry more if you argue with your voices than if you just talk with them? What about if you lose those arguements?
Slowly going crazy at work... they found a way to make the voices work too.