My S30V Natives have kept the best edge of any in my army of 's, but I know that Spyderco has REALLY tight quality control with respect to blade hardness. Now I am no steel junkie, but from what I know even a great steel like S30V can be soft if it's not tempered properly. The composition of the steel can only do so much for the knife itself and after that it's up to the knife maker to make sure it's tempered to reach its correct level of hardness without making it too brittle or too soft.
I'd like an order of BUTTER with extra BUTTER and a side of BUTTER!
"To injure an opponent is to injure yourself. To control aggression without inflicting injury is the Art of Peace."
A very wise man once told me "Eat to live; don't live to eat." ...To my knowledge that's the only stupid thing he's ever said.