Hand Tools

Subject:
Steel obsession
Response To:
Re: 154CM ()

Patrick Chase
w.r.t. people claiming that these steels are "obsolete", there are always folks on fora who get waaaay too carried away about having the latest and greatest.

I think it's easy to lose sight of the true magnitude of improvement from newer steels. ATS-34 is good stuff. Yes, you can do "better" for some definitions thereof these days, but the gains are fairly marginal in the larger picture.

Also, everything looks good right after honing, provided the person doing the honing is competent.

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