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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 6/13/2003 4:39:43 PM EDT
I have a Buck folder and it is marked Buck USA 450C I know 440C is excellent steel for blades what about 450C, Sniper_Wolfe thinks it just has a higher carbon content, increasing hardness while decreasing rust protection. Is this correct? It made sense to me, so this means this blade will hold an edge longer, right? Thanks for any answers you can provide Still learning a lot about knives
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 7:18:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/13/2003 7:19:41 PM EDT by warlord]
i'm not an expert at knives or cutlery, but I think the type of steel for the blade is not all that important. Most knife manufacturers will tell you what steel they use, be it AUS8, ATS-34, ATS-44, 440 etc. But the real difference between the different brands, and something that is a super-guarded secret is the heat treatment method. How many knife companies have told you that they heat the steel to this temp for this long, and then quench in this liquid etc?
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