Newbie wants to buy a knife

Discussion in 'Knives & Edged Items' started by wonderwhippet, Jan 30, 2005.

  1. wonderwhippet

    wonderwhippet Active Member

    Jan 10, 2003
    I am sick of these stainless steel blades which won't take a sharp edge, so I am looking for a folding clip knife with a carbon steel blade. Does anyone make such a knife?
     
  2. IShootBack

    IShootBack Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2002
    Virginia
    I have a Columbia River Kinfe & Tool (CRKT) and it holds a razor edge for quite some time. A medium sized mid ranged knife will cost you 40 to 60 bucks. Some more, Some less.

    I like mine...
     

  3. offeror

    offeror New Member

    586
    May 17, 2004
    NE Indiana
    Some Kershaw, Buck and Gerber brand folders advertise "high carbon stainless steel." The term "stainless" seems to include a variety of additive/alloy recipes. And if stainless can be high carbon and still be stainless, how absolute can the term "carbon" be?

    My $10 Mora knives are carbon steel. Frankly, I wish they made a folder.
     
  4. z537z

    z537z New Member

    If you're looking for something that'll hold an edge, you're probably looking at a lot of money for a well-made knife.
    There are a lot more high-carbon steels besides your basic Kabar 1095. If you're looking for really kick-butt stuff, try Benchmade's 154CM. VG-10 is proving to be a good buy, too. Al-Mar makes a few in this, can't think of others right now.

    D2: Benchmade makes a couple (e.g. Nimravus) in this stuff, tough to dull, though more breakable; semi-stainless.


    There's other tough stuff out there. AUS-10, AUS-118 (CRKT), trusty old 440C (S&W), S30V, etc. etc. etc.

    Do some research!

    Good luck

    _z
     
  5. lead

    lead Well-Known Member

    May 16, 2004
    Missouri
    I have a Bucklite folder that I bought in 1985. It is stainless and still one of my sharpest knives. I've been a Buck knife fan ever since.
     
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