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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 2/3/2006 10:23:59 PM EST
Positives?..negatives?
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 8:05:04 AM EST
see above for info on A-2 steel>>>KNIFE & BLADE FAQS
http://www.knifeart.com/steelfaqbyjo.html
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 9:33:19 AM EST
i used to work with A-2 in tool and die making. that's a nice steel to be sure. i have a Reeve Jereboam II made of A-2. it takes a NICE edge and holds it well!! not really hard to resharpen either. it's good TOUGH steel that can take a hard heat treating. i have a Walter Brend made of D-2 and it can be a bitch to sharpen, of course when it finally does get dull. but i think i prefer the A-2, and AUS8A, and 440-C. there's a few carbon steels i like as well.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 5:19:56 AM EST
Very good, very tough steel. Excellent for knives.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 5:46:31 AM EST
I've got a Bark River Knife & Tool Co Woodland in A2 with a convex grind that works very well. It isn't the longest edge holding knife I have, but the convex grind is real easy to re-touch-up to razor sharp in the field. The A2 wasn't supposed to be very stain resistance but I find it to be.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 9:05:44 PM EST
Busse Combat used to use it before INFI was developed. They said A2 could take a pounding at -60 below zero with out shattering.
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