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@ 1974 – very good point; I seem to see more survival/bushcraft/combat knife makers leaning toward the older types of steel, high carbon and not the very high Rockwell grade ‘stainless’, because it is easier to get an extremely sharp edge in the field, using whatever you have; whereas some of the ultra hard types of steel may be razor sharp when new and may be kept that way in ‘civilization’, but once dulled, they are almost impossible to get a keen edge in the field. I’ve had that experience and learned the hard way.