410 vs H1 vs LC200N for scuba diving knife steel

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410 vs H1 vs LC200N for scuba diving knife steel

Postby Slash » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:17 pm

Since I've never studied metallurgy. Maybe, I could get the cliff notes version.
I've only put 3 up to compare. Certainly there's others that you can add to the list.
Since I don't plan on or figure I'll lose and find my knife 1 year or more after it is donated to Poseidon and his friends. Corrosion resistant is a lesser worry. I take care of and wipe my blades after use.
I would prefer and hope it wouldn't snap on me or dull easily.
Realistically, strength wise like toughness and edge holding capabilities are priority.
Which would perform best?
I'm not sure if there's any testing out there. So, I'll figure personal knowledge with said steels in similar thicknesses would be the base line for comparison.
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Re: 410 vs H1 vs LC200N for scuba diving knife steel

Postby Sjucaveman » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:20 am

For plain edge I'd say lc200n if you go serrated h1 on an aqua salt can't be beat.
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Re: 410 vs H1 vs LC200N for scuba diving knife steel

Postby 500Nitro » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:26 am

Sjucaveman wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:20 am
For plain edge I'd say lc200n if you go serrated h1 on an aqua salt can't be beat.
Where rope or harnesses are involved - as in scuba, parachuting, climbing, always go Serrated blade.

I'd go H1 serrated in one of the knives.

Might depend on laws of allowing open carry of blades but most divers seem to like fixed blades.
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Re: 410 vs H1 vs LC200N for scuba diving knife steel

Postby Slash » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:39 am

Maybe I should specify. Scuba diving in Mexico. Playa to be specific. Fixed blade of course.

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Re: 410 vs H1 vs LC200N for scuba diving knife steel

Postby tvenuto » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:37 am

Well then I’d say go with the design that suits you the best. There aren’t that many choices for FB in these steels.

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Re: 410 vs H1 vs LC200N for scuba diving knife steel

Postby ThePeacent » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:09 am

in that case, SE H1
Jumpmaster 2 or Aqua Salt would be my recommendations

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Re: 410 vs H1 vs LC200N for scuba diving knife steel

Postby michaelm466 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:23 am

H1 serrated is definitely the way to go, however, I'd be careful about having a knife in Mexico.

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Re: 410 vs H1 vs LC200N for scuba diving knife steel

Postby TomAiello » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:38 am

For a real dive knife I'd go H1 serrated, fixed blade.

For a "super stainless, used around water, but not a dive knife" I'd go with LC200N.

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Re: 410 vs H1 vs LC200N for scuba diving knife steel

Postby supracor » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:41 am

If you know that you will lose your knife buy some 1.4116 Cold Steel's
They are inexpensive but they perform supergood for the price and are near unbreakable.
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Re: 410 vs H1 vs LC200N for scuba diving knife steel

Postby Calicoast » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:03 am

michaelm466 wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:23 am
H1 serrated is definitely the way to go, however, I'd be careful about having a knife in Mexico.
^^^

Good advice. It is a felony in Mexico.
And it will not be favorable to you, unless you have your own fishing / dive boat, etc.

I just returned home from fishing down in San Quintin, Baja MX. Multiple military checkpoints and police stops on the way down. I opted to not bring my Pacific Salt SE or my H1 SE Jumpmaster 2, and brought an SAK instead. Didn't even use it, mainly used my pliers with wire cutters. Boat captain had all the knives, + filleted and bagged it all up for us.
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Re: 410 vs H1 vs LC200N for scuba diving knife steel

Postby sal » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:13 pm

Jumpmaster 2 is pretty hard to beat.

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Re: 410 vs H1 vs LC200N for scuba diving knife steel

Postby tonijedi » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:29 pm

Enuff is enough, this is my advice and I have actually scuba dived a bit. Serrated H1, yellow handle, blunted tip, right size for the job. Yeah, it I'll be Enuff

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Re: 410 vs H1 vs LC200N for scuba diving knife steel

Postby knivesandbooks » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:07 pm

Jumpmaster is a beast of a knife, thin though. Highly recommend that. Maybe a Tasman as a backup.
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