What is your favorite steel?
I'll start this one off. I'm informally keeping track for curiosity sake.
Folders: A close tie between VG10, the benchmark standard, and ZDP 189
The reasons are probably pretty obvious so I'll not explain. They were both that good. A close second is BG42. VG10 is the most evenly balanced of all of them, with ZDP being, well, ZDP.
Fixed blade: So far, Blue super steel. It rusts easily, but that tungston (W) of up to 2.50% and the high carbon levels make this just what I like. At about RC62. I strongly encourage those of you to give it a try if you get the chance. I wish I could find a spyderco class folder made of it. Second is M2. Please note I haven't yet tried 9V, 10V, T1, or the other heavyweights. A2 and 52100 are real, real good for what they are too. Joe
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