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David Weaver
..for a giggle, I went out and looked at "5160 vs. 1095" and I can't say I found too much other than that 5160 does get good press for big knives.

The knife world is filled with a lot of guys who will write a blog post with definitive conclusions (some of them are right, but some of them are way off). One said that if you were in a survival situation and had to have a knife that didn't break and sharpened easier on a rock, you'd pick 5160 :)

If I had the inclination to make good videos, I would make a spoof knife video called the post-2k knife survival test and it would have the following stations:
* cutting 5 feet of tape off of packing and cleaning the residue off
* cutting five boxes into pieces small enough to go into a recycle bin as fast as possible
* sprinting to a station where kids were opening presents and cutting all of the packaging away from the toys - the stuff that seems less designed to be packing, and more toy stabilization/retention so that they can ship a finished toy from china in a box and not worry about it rolling around (you guys with kids or grandkids know what I'm talking about)
* a station with a campfire and 4 kids screaming "I don't have a stick for my marshmallows....I'm not putting marshmallows on bark, either!!"

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what chisel shape would you choose.. *PIC*
Leaf spring knife
Construction chisels and 0.5% carbon
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Just for fun, David *LINK*
way beyond what I'll ever do...
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More on Torbjorn
out of curiosity
OTOH and getting a bit off topic
Delayed Response...
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Raising the subject of handles
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The important thing on youtube...
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Good point
repurposed scrap...
5160 vs. 1095
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ditto....
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Mono fidelity - PM
ABS master bladesmith test *NM* *LINK*
Not being unnecessarily harsh here...
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Can't deny...
The bladesmith test vs. the work..
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practical vs. the big knife crowd
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Re: what chisel shape would you choose..
My favorites are flat, plain Jane Marples
The ability to steer in a level cut...
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Edge holding *PIC*
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