brekk81 wrote:How does this compare to the aeb-l?
Rookie knows more about the steel than I do at this point. The general idea is it will offer a much longer lasting edge. I'm guessing it will also be harder to sharpen than the easy grinding AEB-L. It should be an ideal line knife and a great way to try the steel without blowing a ton of money.
All I can say is that my M390 Gyuto 240mm @ 62 Hrc was a biatch to sharpen, but I could not dull the edge the slightest bit after a week of cutting - it is simply amazing - also zero chipping at this stage.
My 2 x M390 Benchmades are also supposed to be 62 Hrc, but they sharpen much easier than my Gyuto???
I reckon Gareth Bull (the knife maker) really did the heat treat well as he has some vast experience working with M390.
...aint she lovely.....