I'm wondering what the difference is in the blade steels that Spyderco uses to make their knives? I've been collecting Spyders for several years, and I've always just blindly associated higher price with higher quality steel. I don't mean that inside the spectrum of Spyderco knives, but rather when comparing something like a $10 gas station knife to a Spyderco knife... higher price=greater product.
As for the actual steel, I know relatively nothing about it. A few recent threads have made me begin to ponder this. What is the difference in the steels? I know Spyderco uses s30v, 440c, VG-10, and H1 but other than the H1, I really don't understand the differences, and why some people prefer certain steel types over others.
If someone would be so kind, please explain the differences in the steel, and why one might prefer a certain type of steel over another.
Thanks to all who reply.