sal wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:01 pm
Carpenter will stock BD1 in China, which is great, because Bringing steel into China is a PITA. It's expensive and there are annual fees as long as it stays in China. So the Chinese maker that can work with it complains that the cost is very high compared to Chinese made steels.
I thought that the use of a USA steel in China would be a plus. Eric thought the higher price would hurt sales. It looks like he was right. Customers that are very cost conscious and are attracted to the "Budget" models, which are made in China, will not see the value in the higher price. I believe Dave expressed this opinion some time ago.
I've had all three for a while. I think the big problem is that there isn't a lot of information quantifing the differences between the Bd1 and the 8cr13mov. Most of the steel testers put it at the bottom so that hurts when people look up the steel for review to see if it's worth the extra cost and it's not very impressive
That's a shame, I like the Bd1 more then the 8cr13mov. It deburrs like a champ and takes a very nice edge. The 8cr13mov is horrible to deburr. The burr was very stubborn so I thought it was defective.
I bought another one to double check, Also similar, Perhaps its inherit to the steel, protocol or manufacturing?
I bought some other 8cr13mov knives from crkt, Kershaw and pulled out my schrade to double check my experience. Same thing.
Idk, it's still a good knife and a good steel, just splitting hairs about the nitty gritty details.
I like the tenacious design more then the polestar Design.
It Feels and looks more utilitarian and robust, but I like the blade shape and construction of the polestar, just not a fan of the Raven 2 style handle nor the grid pattern G10.
I can't speak for everyone, but I think the tenacious is just a more popular design.
You guys should do tenacious with Bd1.
In fact, just go bd1n. I hope you guys shoot for the 63hrc too, it's not brittle at that hardness and that's where it really shines, it's even recommend on the data sheet as a tempered working hardness.
I hope we see a golden Spyderco in bd1n. Your boys there seem to really deal in the fit and finish and heat treatment.