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Melampus wrote:PANKO <> I agree it was a specific question (i.e., "what knife?"). The question I see is not, "what steel"; not even "what knives"... it is "what knife".
As always - I'm contentedly alone on an island, but I interpret answering a steel type in this context not quite apples to oranges, but ambiguous at best. Takamura's SG2 is different than Saji's SG2 is different than Kamo's SG2 is different than Tanaka's SG2, etc. I'm not the OP, but steel types do not answer the presented question. If I were posing the query and received said answer, obviously it creates the same damn question... around & around & around.
"Oh. SG2/M390/COWRY/ZDP, eh? Well which knife maker's rendition of those do you regard highest as I know invariably that how a steel is treated is almost more important than the steel itself?" Or as it was originally queried, "...what knife [do] you regard as holding a great edge for the longest time?"
DESOL <> As your fellow self-proclaimed pragmatist, efficiency is most always paramount to me... thus my originally succinct answer.
I was relatively impressed by the OP's verbiage. He never asked what was best as you extrapolate; he asked what we thought held an edge longest. Yes, "great" is absolutely subjective, but he's not seemingly asking about the edge potential as much as he's asking about edge retention, and even then choosing the descriptor longest, albeit subjective, it's graded on a personal scale whereas one would know their own 5 days as to their own 7 days.
That said, I can't argue that my ramblings are worth anymore than a pair of pennies.
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