Re: western knives
Western is generally considered by knife afficinados as a "good" knife maker, John. In other words, they don't rank up there with Benchmade Cold Steel, or the custom makers by any means, but they build a reliable, useful knife for the money invested. The steel used is most often 440HC or 420 (which is often used by Buck, I might add), both of which are decent blade steels in terms of durability, edge holding, and ease of sharpening. More expensive knives, by comparison, are more likely to use ATS 34, CPM 440V, or more recently, AG-10.
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