Is Spyderco the only production maker running knives so hard?
I browse around a lot, and for any given steel, Spyderco always seems to heat treat a couple HRC points higher than other big production makers. A few questions:
1. Has it always been thus? Has Spyderco/Sal ever said that they do this as a matter of deliberate practice?
2. The only non- knife I have in VG-10 is the same as Spyderco's hardness, and I don't have any non- S30V, so I have no way to make a comparison: are those couple of points noticeable, either in terms of increased toughness on the soft end or increased edge retention on the hard end?
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